Modes? Mastered!: Advanced Guitar Applications

9781519757081: Modes? Mastered!: Advanced Guitar Applications

When someone shows you something, ever smacked yourself on the head and exclaimed “How did I never see that before?”

Wear a helmet, because with this book about modes, that's going to happen a lot.

When it comes to playing guitar, and when it comes to music theory, things aren’t always as they seem. There are concepts and techniques, literally hidden in plain view, that most guitarists will go through their whole lives not seeing. Unless, that is, someone (or some book) points it out. “Modes? Mastered! : Advanced Guitar Applications” will get you utilizing the modes in ways that most players never will. And it sounds really, really cool.

The book is uniquely organized to focus on your ears, just as much as your hands. Every concept and technique is presented within the framework of each specific mode. This makes it easier to memorize and apply what you learn on a mode-by-mode basis, so that you can apply it to practical playing situations as quickly as possible. Feel like boning up on Phrygian? Just open the “Phrygian” section, and all the material is there in one place.

You’ll explore modal harmony, and learn how to identify and construct modal chord progressions - and along the way, you’ll understand exactly when and where to use each mode. Transform ordinary pentatonic fingerings and scales into hidden modal patterns, and use triad arpeggios in new ways - unlocking the sound of any mode to use in your solos. Master an easy-to-memorize two string pattern for each mode, and inject new life into your phrasing with linear lines. Learn how to use the “Master Scale Fingering” for quickly playing any mode, anywhere on the neck. With “Modes? Mastered!” you’ll accomplish all of this - and more - in record time.

Author Brett Miller has this to say about the Metal Guitar Academy line of guitar technique and music theory books:

“Look, I’m going to get real here. And maybe not sound so nice. The reality is, most ‘metal guitar books’ aren’t put together with much care. I’ve been an in-demand private guitar instructor for a dozen years, have a degree in Classical Composition from Berklee College of Music, and actually use all the material I teach - in five prog metal solo records, as well as video game soundtracks, etc. I’ve seen a lot of guitar technique and guitar theory books over the years, and because of what I’ve seen, I set out to create the Metal Guitar Academy line of books in order to change the way guitar is taught. Because whether it’s books, courses, or worst of all YouTube, there’s so much out there that can steer the serious guitar student in the wrong direction. 'Modes? Mastered! - Advanced Guitar Applications' was written with one goal in mind: to provide the clearest, most detailed, most practical, and most unique approach to mastering modes for guitar. Big words yes - but this book delivers.”

If you've been frustrated about how to really incorporate the modes into your playing, then don't wait any longer - get this book, and start mastering the modes today.

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About the Author:

Brett Miller is a professional guitarist, composer, and guitar instructor. He's released five solo albums of instrumental Progressive Metal as well as numerous side projects ranging from Electronica to Death Metal. Brett is an active composer of original soundtracks in the video game industry, and is the author of the Metal Guitar Academy series of instructional books and audio courses - including the popular "Metal Mailing", available free at When not doing something guitar related (which is rare!), Brett enjoys the weird fiction of, and anything related to, H.P. Lovecraft. He's entertained by Garbage Pail Kids, MST3k, and Sumo wrestling, and is fascinated by the philosophies of Zen Buddhism.

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Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2015)
ISBN 10: 1519757085 ISBN 13: 9781519757081
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