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Guitar Modal Backing Tracks

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Use these mode backing tracks to exorcise your mode playing and to gain greater understanding of modes by applying what you have covered in your guitar tuition with Lets Play Guitar. In these examples each mode / track starts on a different note of the C Major scale.  Each mode has information on Chord Harmonies, Mode Scale Spellings, Mode Intervals and suggested Box Positions to use.

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Modal Backing Tracks

Mode 1:
Mode:C Ionian
Box Position:2
Spelling:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chord Harmony:1M 2m 3m 4M 5M 6m 7o
Intevals:T T ST T T T ST
Notes:C D E F G A B C
Mode 2:
Mode:D Dorian
Box Position:3
Spelling:1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 8
Chord Harmony:1m 2m 3M 4M 5m 6o 7M
Intevals:T ST T T T ST T
Notes:D E F G A B C D
Mode 3:
Mode:E Phrygian
Box Position:4
Spelling:1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b 7 8
Chord Harmony:1m 2M 3M 4m 5o 6M 7m
Intevals:ST T T T ST T T
Notes:E F G A B C D E
Mode 4:
Mode:F Lydian
Box Position:4
Spelling:1 2 3 #4 5 6 7 8
Chord Harmony:1M 2M 3m 4o 5M 6m 7m
Intevals:T T T ST T T ST
Notes:F G A B C D E F
Mode 5:
Mode:G Mixolydian
Box Position:5
Spelling:1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 8
Chord Harmony:1M 2m 3o 4M 5m 6m 7M
Intevals:T T ST T T ST T
Notes:G A B C D E F G
Mode 6:
Mode:A Aeolian
Box Position:1
Spelling:1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 8
Chord Harmony:1m 2o 3M 4m 5m 6M 7M
Intevals:T ST T T ST T T
Notes:A B C D E F G A
Mode 7:
Mode:B Locrian
Box Position:2
Spelling:1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 7 8
Chord Harmony:1o 2M 3m 4m 5M 6M 7m
Intevals:ST T T ST T T T
Notes:B C D E F G A B