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Solo Through The Modes On Piano
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Turn notes into shapes, and turn shapes into solos!

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Beginner
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40m

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Hey there! My name is Jacob, I'm an audio/visual producer and teacher on the East Coast of the USA. I have been self-employed since 2014 working both as a musician and photographer/cinematographer. I have found so many uses with the tools to create your own music, shoot great video and take great photos. Starting a small business? You can create your own cinematic advertisement, company jingle and nail your Instagram feed! Just want to have fun and capture memories? Playing an instrument is t


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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Strong beginner pianists looking for the next steps of playing
  • Musicians looking to begin writing their own riffs and piano solos

What you’ll learn: 

  • Play your own solos over your favorite songs
  • Be able to use transition notes and shapes to move fluidly across the keys
  • Get a comprehensive understanding of the seven modes and how they work together
  • Turn notes on the piano into crafted lead lines, riffs and solos

Requirements: 

  • A basic understanding of piano – including names of notes and chords – will help you navigate this course! This is for beginner musicians looking to start intermediate content.

Have you been playing the piano for a while but wondering how to begin soloing? Maybe you’re comfortable with chords and some single notes – but don’t know how to translate those into creating your own riffs? This is the course for you! In “Solo Through the Modes on Piano,” I’ll take you through the first concepts needed to begin playing your own solos.

This course focuses on the mode shapes on the keys. The modes are seven unique shapes that all fit together to create one master shape that covers the tones in a key. The master shape can be used as a guide for knowing which notes fit into that key – and we can solo within that shape! 

We’re also able to solo within the seven individual shapes, using each one in a different context, as each one has their own “feel” or “vibe.” We’ll be covering the shapes themselves, but also how they fit together with one another, how they fit into a parent key, and the “feel” of each one.

Finally, knowing the shapes is a wonderful thing – but we’re going to learn how to use them! We’ll be covering two tools to turn our shapes into solos, called transition notes and chromatic notes.

We’ll also talk about how we can manipulate riffs we create to fit over chord changes in a progression.

(Note, this course comes with a full book on the modes on the piano. This book covers individual shapes, how modes relate to each other, and basic theory concepts. It is highly recommended that you download the PDF and use it in your learning).

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you should have a good understanding of what notes work together, how to use shapes to build lead lines, and have a root knowledge of soloing that will set you up for success as you progress into more advanced soloing techniques. Let’s get started!

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - The Theory Part
Welcome! 00:00:00
What Are modes? 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Modes
Modes On The Piano PDF 00:00:00
I – Ionian Mode 00:00:00
II – Dorian Mode 00:00:00
III – Phrygian Mode 00:00:00
IV – Lydian Mode 00:00:00
V – Mixolydian Mode 00:00:00
VI – Aeolian Mode 00:00:00
VII – Locrian Mode 00:00:00
Section 3 - Turning Modes Into Riffs
Mode Review 00:00:00
Finding Shapes 00:00:00
Chromatic Notes 00:00:00
Final Project 00:00:00
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