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Great explanation of Scales and Modes
on May 15, 2008
I was a bit skeptical of this video at the start, due to the korny wizard and imagery. However, once I got into the lessons I was very impressed with how simple and visual he made scales and modes seem. Alot of the information was related initially to the piano, which made it much easier to understand. Once he applied it to the guitar, it all made so much sense. I would say that this is a great companion to the book, however if you don't want to spend another $20 on the book, you really don't need it, the video does explain everything. The only advantage the book gives is that it creates fretboard maps for every key, but if you really know the material you should be able to create your own and would probably benefit much more from doing it. Overall, great video if you can get over the korny wizard.
Be aware, he does go into some really exotic scales... too me it was just confusing since I'll never use them anyway, but I gotta give him credit for being thorough. The explanation of the pentatonic, major, melodic minor and harmonic scales and their associated modes is all I need and thought he did an outstanding job in simplifying it!!