Learning modes on guitar

Get more out of the neck with modes!
Break out of pentatonic boxes
Identity modes better
Get a better scale "vocabulary"
Have a better knowledge of music theory


  • You'll need to have your own guitar
  • Know a little about basic guitar improv
  • You'll need to know the difference between a tone (whole step) and a semitone (half step)


This short course is for guitarists who want to get to know understand identify and use modes without too much unnecessary mathematical concept. I'm a huge believer that understanding modes is about training your ear just as much as it is about studying scale construction, and I'm hoping that I teach an even balance of the two. If you are tired of being stuck in pentatonic solo boxes during jams and solo's then this course is for you. Thanks a lot and drop me an inbox if you have any queries.  

Who this course is for:

  • Guitarists who want to solo outside of pentatonic boxes
  • Lead guitarists
  • Guitarists above beginner standard

Course content

1 section7 lectures31m total length
  • Introduction
  • Intro part 2... Welcome aboard!
  • What are modes?
  • Lecture 4
  • Let's get started
  • Parralels and relatives
  • How to learn play use and identify the seven diatonic modes


Guitar tutor
Tom Goldsmith
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  • 3,763 Students
  • 2 Courses

I'm Tom Golsmith. 25 year old grade 8 pro guitarist and online and offline guitar teacher and function musician. I have been playing for most of my life and am partial to genres such as rock, metal, fusion and classical. I'm from Bucks county in the United Kingdom and I play electric and acoustic.