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I was wondering if you are playing in a minor key for example “Am” You would usually go start with the 6th pattern on the Anote(or fifth fret of the low E string).  If you use a mode, like Phrygian (mode 3). Would you start 3 patterns up from the 6th pattern(on the fifth fret/ A note) or would you just start with the 3rd pattern on the A note instead since it’s a mode that is minor? 
 

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On 1/7/2022 at 12:17 AM, Julius said:

I was wondering if you are playing in a minor key for example “Am” You would usually go start with the 6th pattern on the Anote(or fifth fret of the low E string).  If you use a mode, like Phrygian (mode 3). Would you start 3 patterns up from the 6th pattern(on the fifth fret/ A note) or would you just start with the 3rd pattern on the A note instead since it’s a mode that is minor? 
 

Yep. "Aeolian" is just a fancy way to say "natural minor" when you think of that.
So, in other words, if you start on mode #1 (Ionian) and it's on GMajor, then the 6th position/mode (Aeolian) is e minor.
Since e minor has the same notes as G Major (they just start and end on different notes), all the notes fit!

So, long answer cut short... yep!

Ryan

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