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GP4 Tom - Posted - 02/06/2007:  05:48:37


SINGLE STRING SCALES (with seven different modes)
This is my version of “Single String Scales” practicing. The same patterns shown above works on every string whether it be a banjo or guitar. The (2nd) string would be the “B” scale…. (3rd) is the “G”, etc. (this of course would be “G” tuning). It really doesn’t matter what tuning you’re in, the patterns for the different “MODES” would be the same. I used the “TITITI” picking and all four fingers for fretting, which incidentally is a good way to train for “melodic” style playing (Reno).

Example Below: Showing the 1st string “D”
Structure icons: ( .. __ .. ) = Whole Step (two frets) ( .. V .. ) = Half-step (one fret).
Dots are simply used for spacing (requirement to get things lined up here in the BHO Forum) There are other ways to indicate structure---numbers for instance 2 2 1 2 2 2 1; however, I prefer symbols because to me there is less confusion since numbers and letters are used to identify the frets.

Fret #: .............. 0 ... 2 ... 4 ...5 ... 7 ... 9 ...11 ...12
Notes: ............. D ... E ... F# .G ... A ... B ... C# . D .............. Ionian
Structure: ........... __ .. __ .. V .. __ .. __ .. __ ..V

Fret #: .............. 0 ... 2 ... 3 … 5 ... 7 ... 9 ...10 ...12
Notes: ............. D... E ... F... G ... A ... B ... C ... D .............. Dorian
Structure: ........... __ .. V .. __ .. __ .. __ .. V .. __

Fret #: .............. 0 ... 1 ... 3 ... 5 ... 7 ... 8 ...10 ...12
Notes: ............. D... Eb.. F... G ... A ... Bb.. C ... D .............. Phrygian
Structure: ........... V .. __ .. __ .. __ .. V .. __ ..__

Fret #: .............. 0 ... 2 ... 4 ... 6 ... 7 ... 9 ...11 ...12
Notes: ............. D... E ... F#.. G #.. A .. B .. C #.. D .............. Lydian
Structure: ........... __ .. __ .. __ .. V .. __ .. __ ..V

Fret #: .............. 0 ... 2 ... 4 … 5 ... 7 ... 9 ...10 ...12
Notes: ............. D... E ... F#... G ... A ... B ... C ... D .............. Mixolydian
Structure: ........... __ .. __ .. V .. __ .. __ .. V .. __

Fret #: .............. 0 ... 2 ... 3 ... 5 ... 7 ... 8 ...10 ...12
Notes: ............. D... E ... F ... G ... A ... Bb .. C ... D .............. Aeolian
Structure: ........... __ .. V .. __ .. __ .. V .. __ ..__

Fret #: .............. 0 ... 1 ... 3 ... 5 ... 6 ... 8 ...10 ...12
Notes: ............. D... Eb .. F .. G .. Ab .. Bb .. C .. D .............. Locrian
Structure: ........... V .. __ .. __ .. V .. __ .. __ .. __

Hope this helps!
Have Fun!
Tom


little maggie - Posted - 02/06/2007:  07:02:53


Haha I was supposed to plot that all out for my next lesson, this makes life much easier! thanks!

GP4 Tom - Posted - 02/06/2007:  07:17:03


quote:
Originally posted by little maggie

Haha I was supposed to plot that all out for my next lesson, this makes life much easier! thanks!




Glad to help....however you still have the rest of the major scales to do, but it will be easy since now you have the formula.

Tom


GP4 Tom - Posted - 02/06/2007:  08:27:15


I am just get aquainted with "photobucket" and and I wanted to test inserting a picture of the single string TAB I'm working on.



Tom

GP4 Tom - Posted - 02/06/2007:  10:16:27


Here is the newest version. Ionian 1st measure, Dorian 2nd, Phrygian 3rd, and Lydian 4th. I have included the note letters for each scale mode above the Tab.
Have fun!
Tom








GP4 Tom - Posted - 02/06/2007:  13:39:54


Here is the rest of the 7 modes Mixolydian-Aeolian-Locrian.

what I found interesting was playing back the TABS of all seven modes, one right after another by TABLEDIT. Hearing the sounds subtle differences is interesting.

Going to start working on the chords that can be derived from these modes. Experimenting with the scales being played with the associated chords derived from the scales will be interesting.

Tom



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