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Major Scale Modes | Beginner's Crash Course

Quickly learn about the major scale modes and how to use them

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Quickly Learn About The Major Scale Modes And How To Use Them

Many people become overwhelmed and frustrated when trying to learn the major scale modes. The major scale modes are often taught in a way that makes them seem extremely complicated and may leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. On the other hand, they can also be taught in an oversimplified way that makes you wonder if there’s any point in learning them.

Major Scale Modes - Beginner’s Crash Course will help you quickly build a foundation for understanding the major scale modes and how to use them musically. This course covers the fundamentals of the major scale modes in a fast paced, fun and easy to follow format. By the end of this course you’ll be able to move on with ease to advanced major scale mode lessons and courses.

NOTE: This course assumes you have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Intervals and scales
  • The major scale and how it’s constructed
  • What modes are

Take our course “Music Theory - Beginner’s Crash Course” first if you’re unclear on any of the subjects listed above.

What is a crash course?
A crash course is designed to be a fast paced course that quickly teaches you the fundamentals of a specific subject…in this case the major scale modes.

Since this is a crash course we’ll move quickly through many topics but never so quickly that you will feel lost or overwhelmed at any point. Everything is presented in a logical step by step format that’s easy to follow just like our other popular courses.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this course:

  • Names of the modes
  • Ionian mode construction
  • Dorian mode construction
  • Phrygian mode construction
  • Lydian mode construction
  • Mixolydian mode construction
  • Aeolian mode construction
  • Locrian mode construction
  • Modes in series and in parallel
  • Mode tonic chords
  • The unique sounds of each of the modes
  • Real world examples of how to use the modes musically

What you get with this course:

24/7 access to 14 video lessons (over 40 mins)

Major Scale Modes - Beginner’s Crash Course eGuide

  • Includes all of the charts and diagrams presented in each video lesson
  • And more!

Ability to leave comments and ask questions

  • Each video lessons contains a comment section where you can leave comments or ask questions about the specific lesson or the course in general. Chad will answer all of your questions and give you further advice and instructions as needed.

And much more!

If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to understand the major scale modes or you just want learn the fundamentals of the major scale modes quickly, this course is for you!


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"First I just gotta thanks you for all the great lessons. You have made such a difference for me I can even tell you. I tried MT when I was young and I failed at it because the teacher was teaching from piano and I never understood the transfer. It has bothered me for 30 years that I could not understand the difference between scales and modes and in just a few lessons you had me understand. You have made it possible for me to see it and that is a minor miracle. So thank you soo much.”


Your Instructor


Chad Lambert
Chad Lambert

Chad Lambert is the co-founder and Lead Instructor of Move Forward Guitar. Along with creating his own courses, Chad oversees all the instructors and their courses. He also runs the popular Move Forward Guitar YouTube channel. Outside of Move Forward Guitar, Chad is the guitarist for his wife's indie-folk project Her Silo, and also writes his own music. Chad and his wife live in the Seattle area with their Labradoodle, Zappa.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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