Friday, June 11, 2010

Learning How to Use Guitar Modes Lesson DVD Testimonial

This is what a recent customer had to say about my DVD, Guitar Modes - The Modal Scales of Popular Music.

"All I can say is WOW! I'm a singer songwriter & musician who's been playing guitar and keyboards for over ten years, but have never been able to get a handle on how to use modes in any sort of constructive way. Even though I'm classically trained in keyboard and knew the theory I was still confused about how to make it all work. Your tutorial not only dispelled the myths and dismantled some bad teaching I had received, but it also explained the core of what modes are about in an easy to understand practical and straigthforward manner which I was able to apply immediately to material I'd been working on.

I have a long way to go to fully explore and understand the depth of knowledge put forward in your tutorial, but it's like someone has opened a door to a musical garden of eden and laid out in front of me a veritable cornucopia of creative possibilities.

I now see that modes are (almost) like another form of modulation within a key itself, and this is the missing link I was looking for. I always knew when I listened to songs like Tom Petty's Here Comes My Girl that something was not normal about the verse, and that there was something I was missing (because you just don't get that sound from any traditional major or minor scale). I though it was modulation to a key I could not figure out, but of course now I know it was modal

Now I know...yes, now I know, everything is Modes...everything!

Your video will prove indispensable to anyone involved in the creation of music, for me personally it's been the final
piece of the puzzle."

Many many thanks,

Clint O.

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1 comment:

Matt Kinsley said...


I've been meaning to send you an email for awhile. I've been playing guitar for 20 years. For playing as long as I have, I should be way better than I am. Toward the beginning, I never enjoyed practicing guitar...the lessons were boring; I was learning "Mary Had A Little Lamb," etc. I was playing the same 5 chords all the time, and I wasn't progressing; however, after getting together with much better players, I picked up tips here & there. I learned to play by ear, and my knowledge of any theory was sorely lacking. Out of my 20 years of playing, I had a total of 6 months worth of lessons--everything else I learned on my own. I always wanted to hone my craft, but I never knew where to start. I felt like I needed to really focus on learning theory (I still want to learn theory) to be able to improve. I had hit a wall. Sometime within the last year, I saw a video of yours on YouTube regarding the CAGED Theory, and with that little bit I was blown away. Based on that, I was picking up tips here & there based on my own 'tinkering'. Then I finally broke down & spent all my spending money to purchase the Fretboard Theory book (and pdf file). Though I haven't gotten too far into it...just learning those pentatonic patterns has opened up so much for me. It was like I had all these different puzzle pieces of knowledge in my head from so many years of playing, but it wasn't until your instruction came along that helped me really begin to see how those pieces started fitting together. So, for that, I truly thank you! Playing guitar, in my opinion, is truly my one talent from the Lord. Now, I'm excited about practicing and learning again. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be able to improve my playing, and simply be able to run up & down the fretboard simply based on what key our piano player is in.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!