Modes Pedaling Drill


Enhance your bass guitar skills with the Modes Pedaling Drill, a powerful exercise designed to strengthen your playing abilities.

Join me as I guide you through this engaging drill, focusing on various modes and their application.

Elevate your musical proficiency and develop a solid foundation in bass guitar technique with this comprehensive drill!


Modes Pedaling Drill

Video Transcript

One minute moats pedaling drill with Ari.
Take the modes and start them all from the same root. Sort them from brightest to darkest. If you do that then you will only have one note changing going from mode to mode. Key of G:

This is lydian: [🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays lydian scale 🎡🎡🎡]

Ionian: [🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays ionian scale 🎡🎡🎡]

Mixo: [🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays mixolydian scale 🎡🎡🎡]

Dorian: [🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays dorian scale 🎡🎡🎡]

Aeolian: [🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays aeolian scale 🎡🎡🎡]

Fridge: [🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays phrygian scale 🎡🎡🎡]

Locrian: [🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays locrian scale 🎡🎡🎡]

Importance of the Circle of Fifths

cycle of fifths

Discover the significance of the Circle of Fifths in music theory.

Uncover why this powerful tool holds immense importance and learn how it can enhance your understanding of key relationships, chord progressions, and harmonic patterns.

Dive into the captivating world of the Circle of Fifths and unlock new realms of musical knowledge and creativity!


Importance of the Circle of Fifths

Video Transcript

One minute Theory with Ari

Let’s talk about the cycle of fifths for a moment. So many people simply think of it as a tool to organize your sharps and your flats and your majors and your minors. Don’t call it A sharp major, call it B flat major and that’s all nice and good.

It’s such a great ear training tool and it’s such a great practice tool. For example, if you simply play through the cycle to the left: C to the F to the B flat to the E flat to the A flat to the D flat and so forth… you are playing descending fifths. And you hear how this has such a pulling quality to it because it sounds like a mini resolve each time. It’s like 5-1, 5-1, 5-1, 5-1, 5-1, 5-1, 5-1 all right. So it sounds like gravity and you’re falling down the stairs and you simply can’t stop.

Songs that do that are for example, Fly Me to the Moon or Autumn Leaves. Now if you go the other way see that the G to the D to the A to the E to the B, then you hear this much more uplifting quality and a song that does that for example, is Hotel California.

Now in songs you often stay within one key versus in the cycle you’re really changing keys but what I just said is still true for the bass movement.

Scale Degrees are Sounds and Numbers

scale degrees are sounds

Unlock the power of scale degrees in music theory with this captivating video.

Dive into the world of bass guitar tips with @LearnBassWithAri as we unravel the intricate connection between sounds and numbers. Explore the theoretical aspects of scale degrees and gain valuable insights to expand your musical understanding.

Join me on this educational journey and enrich your playing abilities with comprehensive theoretical knowledge.


Scale Degrees are Sounds and Numbers

Video Transcript

One minute scalar of practice with Ari.
Practice the scale, and say the scale degrees, and then cement those sound relationships to the root by playing the root in between every single note, like this: C mixolydian.

[🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays scale 🎡🎡🎡}

Say the scale degrees: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – b7 – root. Now cement those sound relationships with the root by playing the root in between every single scale degree. Major 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, major 6th, flat 7th, root. These are sounds. These numbers are sounds. You can also relate them to the top root, and then all the intervals invert – what used to be the minor 7th now becomes the major 2nd… minor 3rd, 4th, 5th, minor 6th, minor 7th, root.

[🎡🎡🎡 Ari plays scale 🎡🎡🎡}