I want to start a new series of video lessons that takes fairly popular (or straight up popular) riffs and change the mode they're played in.
Learning how to change the mode you're playing in can open up new possibilities in your song writing. Changing the mode can create an entire new array of emotions.
This lesson will take the intro riff to The Trooper by Iron Maiden.
I will share the mode the riff was written in, and the key it's in. Then I will share the same riff, but in the different modes found in the Major scale.
E Aeolian - Key of Em
E Ionian - Key of E
E Dorian - Key of Bm
E Phrygian - Key of Am
E Lydian - Key of G#m
E Mixolydian - Key of F#m
E Locrian - Key of Dm
Check out the following video to hear and see each mode demonstrated:
Got any riffs/parts of songs you'd like to hear get changed with different modes? Leave a comment!
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John Taylor - guitar and bass instructor for Mile High Shred.