Forum - Banjo Ben Clark


For eons, I’ve watched countless videos trying to get a complete understanding of modes. This is the video, that finally turned the light bulb on.

It feels like my playing took a quantum leap in the space of 20 minutes. If you listen, pay close attention to when he discusses relative and parallel modes. For me, that’s where it really sunk in.


@Treblemaker thanks for sharing this! I’m not sure that I totally get it, but I definitely picked up a few things. Appreciated the demonstration of which scales are generally “safe” to solo in and not hit “wrong” notes. I’m guessing that it also holds true that you can extend this rule beyond Dorian, for example also say “ A myxolydian would mean A is the 5 of __? “

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Yep. Works for all of them.