If you're feeling stuck in the major, minor and pentatonic scales box when composing or playing, consider investigating modes. Matt Vanacoro explains how modes can transform your music.
Modes can be an intimidating topic of conversation for musicians not used to improvising or taking solos. Getting started with modes might be a scary prospect for some but don’t worry—I’m going to make this easy and you’ll be ripping some incredibly creative riffs using modes in no time! This is the first in a series of articles designed to get you ‘out of the box’ of major, minor, and pentatonic scales and out into the glorious world of modal tonality.