The POWER of MODES | Secrets of the Pros

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Rick Beato

2 ай мурун

In today’s livestream I discuss how to use modes for composing and improvisation.
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Winston Smith
Winston Smith 20 күн мурун
Was hoping this was for someone who doesn't have a full understanding of music theory, minus modal knowledge. Ill keep looking.
Zach Meeker
Zach Meeker Ай мурун
anyone else hear echoes of Twin Peaks around 6:53?? Who knew if was a lydian thing
hhhfff Ай мурун
could you repeat that bit about the modes?
Francisco Herrera Henríquez
Francisco Herrera Henríquez Ай мурун
In the court of the crisom kiiiiiiing
Ricardo Isella
Ricardo Isella Ай мурун
Hi. Sometimes the musicians use the modes to create a different harmonic and melodic sound in their songs. "English Man in New York" is a perfect example how Sting used, in the first part, the "Classical" progression I - IV - V but in E Dorian Mode with the melody in the same Scale, , and create a particular sound supported with a "Reggae" beat.
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp Ай мурун
Absolutely incredible tutorial. Thanks Rick, really appreciate it!
Joel Remiel
Joel Remiel Ай мурун
Hey, Rick, I am looking for a specific Instagram transcription that you played after I bought the Beato Book and Transcription bundle. Are those subsequent Instagram transcriptions available?
William Campbell
William Campbell Ай мурун
"Braiten smith​ My new baby’s girls middle name is Lydian and I gave her that name because of your videos!! Keep up the work Rick!" "Lydian, Oh, Lydian Have you seen Lydian? Lydian the taaaattooed" baby. G. Marx.
J Cole
J Cole Ай мурун
so great...
rett tte
rett tte Ай мурун
Hi RICK ! super Video - very instructive for film music composition - thank you !
kenneth lambert
kenneth lambert 2 ай мурун
despite playing music for all my life and even some college music courses I still can't name these modes even though i can hear them, lol since i play melodies by chord notes i can usually find the appropriate mode by ear. Why your ear training is so important to those who want to play well. I have good relative pitch but not perfect pitch.
Modestas Rinkevičius
Modestas Rinkevičius 2 ай мурун
Wohohoh, there is one big mistake in your teaching!!! If you about to present listener any mode whose triad chord is not altered (but not Locrian for ex.), you have to play the actual triad chord!!! Else how would listener would tell the difference from C Lydian and A Dorian, D Frygian and Eb Lydian, etc.
Sterling Bloomfield
Sterling Bloomfield 2 ай мурун
This sounds like the scoring from the old Starfox 64 game. 😂
Neil Walsh
Neil Walsh 2 ай мурун
This is something that was lost in the hyper-rationalisation of the Classical Period, imo. The modes add flavour to music
Anthony Lardo
Anthony Lardo 2 ай мурун
This video should be called "Watch as i compose an epic film score live"
Kineahora 2 ай мурун
@Rick I assume your knowledge extends to the “science of music” dating back at least to early Italian theorists ascribing affects of different modes on “humors” that are supposed to affect our mood. This stuff is *old*, when they thought our mood was controlled by the humors or bodily fluids such as black bile (which is what “melancholia” means literally).
Syncop8rNZ 2 ай мурун
I remember which notes belong to a mode by thinking which notes belong in the relevant chord of the major scale that mode comes from. eg: Dorian Mode: use the notes of the ii chord Lydian Mode: use the notes of the IV chord etc.
Syncop8rNZ 2 ай мурун
Looking at the chat it seems many people don't understand what modes are.
base2541 2 ай мурун
I really want to know what VST he's using. Sounds great. Need a good string sound.
Frank Triggs
Frank Triggs 2 ай мурун
I teach modes in order of feeling. Modes in order of highest intervals to lowest. Godly Lydian to evil Locrian. Order is Lydian, Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Locrian. IV, I, V, II, VI, III, VII. 4,1,5 the majors, 2,6,3 the minors, 7 the half-diminished.
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A Flood of Solace John Whigham 2 ай мурун
Rick. I have been following your channel for about 3 years now. I have a question. Could you listen to my song on iTunes called “‘The Moment I Believed “. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on how to promote this single? I also want to know if you find it appealing. I am sure you have some many people and comments that you probAbly won’t even see this request. My KGglobal channel is very small at this point but I feel my music has great potential. I am praying that you can help me somehow get these songs heard.Please.
Andres Martinez
Andres Martinez 2 ай мурун
Isn’t the first thing court of the crimson king?
TheRealSandleford 2 ай мурун
If you hear ... Here comes my girl you know its lydian. Here comes Ricks girl.
TheRealSandleford 2 ай мурун
The 9th on the iii chord is a little funny. It would be the 5 chord in the minor key. Not sure what to do with it. Is it the devils interval? Sounds like a secondary dominant but its not. Say G or em, That Bmb9 sounds interesting.
John Peterson
John Peterson 2 ай мурун
I believe it might be helpful if you related every modal chord you played with the major scale in that key? Play the modal chord, play it's major scale, play the modal chord again, then touch the particular notes that make that modal chord stand out? Just an idea . . . Thank you for the lesson Rick!
Frank Canonica
Frank Canonica 2 ай мурун
I would love a book on just modes from you. I have been playing music for over 40 years but have zero music theory. Between this video and several teaching sites, in one day I know more than I have in a lifetime. I still can’t read music and wouldn’t know a suspended 4th from minor third. But the lightbulb moment is, I now understand it’s all about the intervals. I was able to go to one of my compositions and figure out what mode or modes it is using.
gavin peters
gavin peters 2 ай мурун
This is a great instruction on how to actually use modes, beyond choosing a mode to compose in. Modes provide a framework to transition/mix moods without the headaches of thinking about chords in different keys/scales and how to transition between them by memory or guesswork! Really helped me.
Reno Railfanning
Reno Railfanning 2 ай мурун
Colonel Potter
Scroubignon 2 ай мурун
"That's the dorian sound" Me : "Oh yes that's the one they use a lot in Halo" *literally plays the same chord they used in Halo* "OMG"
Naseem Ahmad
Naseem Ahmad 2 ай мурун
Ive been following you for a long, i love ya content...but It would be help full if you made a video on hip hop music!
Sean Carrouth
Sean Carrouth 2 ай мурун
Great examples of this are on the Beck Morning Phase Album
blund69 2 ай мурун
Court of the Crimson King = Lydian LoL
Dražen Janković
Dražen Janković 2 ай мурун
"now right there, that little passage was obviously a C lydian passage" Yeah, I call that the Twin Peaks
Gordon Wolf
Gordon Wolf 2 ай мурун
Are there things you don’t know about music theory?
Joseph Hernandez
Joseph Hernandez 2 ай мурун
Thanks Al Pacino 🧔🏽
Alexey Filippenko
Alexey Filippenko 2 ай мурун
I wish I was fluent enough with it to navigate through the modes and tonalities as quickly as Rick to actually be able to use them!
MojoBlues Music
MojoBlues Music 2 ай мурун
I so wish you would do these lessons with the guitar instead of keyboard it sticks in my head better please do thanks great channel
Ovi Ovi
Ovi Ovi 2 ай мурун
Can you discuss about stereo music back in 70 and today ?
soulhealer20 2 ай мурун
I can't watch this. FAIL! I look forward to your next lesson.
Angus Hines
Angus Hines 2 ай мурун
Morning Rick
Jos Tow
Jos Tow 2 ай мурун
Rick I never hear anyone ever talk about the ventures they were an instrumental band when I was growing up.I thought they were grate.
EdgardoPlasencia 2 ай мурун
Nice modes, nice hat.
Joseph Byron
Joseph Byron 2 ай мурун
Intro chords reminded me of Watcher of the Skies by Genesis!
bigbassjonz 2 ай мурун
Sounds like the theme music to the movie platoon.
Jason Willis
Jason Willis 2 ай мурун
Thank you Rick for putting the Beato Book and video together!! You're the best!
enkiitu 2 ай мурун
I just remember one mode, start with the next one and forget the first one. Is very frustrating...
Redivh 2 ай мурун
Look up Nick Johnston if you want to see examples of moving modes through unconventional means in a song.
musicman xii
musicman xii 2 ай мурун
I thought I knew some theory until I watched this. Guess I'll angrily stare at my textbooks some more haha!
Patte Macchiato
Patte Macchiato 2 ай мурун
DAMN, it is February already.
Mike Miller
Mike Miller 2 ай мурун
When you start playing Db Lydian, saying it is like a film score, I would say it is very much like "In the Court of the Crimson King" by King Crimson which was used in the score for "Children of Men". It is a very cool sound.
Mike Miller
Mike Miller 2 ай мурун
We have Aeolian ♮7 = Harmonic minor, Dorian ♮7 = Melodic minor, so why not add Phrygian ♮7 = Neapolitan minor? When you take the inverses, of Harmonic minor you find modes of Harmonic major, for Melodic minor it's just more Melodic minor, and for Neapolitan minor you get modes of Harmonic Lydian (Harmonic major #4). Double harmonic is its own inverse. Double harmonic is the same as Neapolitan natural 3. Did you delete my earlier comment or was that deleted by the system? I had linked to your video "The Harmonic Major and Minor Paradox" to tell you about a comment I just left there. I hope you will see it.
Nicholas Getz
Nicholas Getz 2 ай мурун
Thank you.
Hans Gruber
Hans Gruber 2 ай мурун
Sometimes I wonder if the theory behind modes is a structure for orientation - meaning that it offers you a map of possibilities in composing - or just a way of giving words to your ideas after the composing. 2. Thought: Somehow this reminds me of the intro to Genesis' Watchers of the Sky, which is a really fascinating line a harmonies and I really admire people who can play with harmonies in such a deep way. Another musician who fascinates me these days is Arvo Pärt.
laudarevsonhunt 2 ай мурун
Did The Beatles figure this out in Hamburg?
El Jison
El Jison 2 ай мурун
Rick: "That's obviously an Aeoloian sound, right?" me: Now I know how my physics students feel when I say things like "this is obviously a problem with high symmetry that will be easier to solve using a 3-dimensional cylindrical coordinate system and Gauss' Law, right?"
El Jison
El Jison 2 ай мурун
@Rekindled True, but not electrodynamics.
Rekindled 2 ай мурун
This stuff's harder than electrostatics hahahah
Steve Martin
Steve Martin 2 ай мурун
Hearing those lush chords, I couldn't help but to remember the late great Lyle Mays, and imagining Pat jumping and frolicking around on top of 'em.
mdp303 2 ай мурун
I always struggle a bit with this. If we see two major triads a tone apart then they are the 4th and5th degree of a major scale so C then D major are the notes of G major or C Lydian if you want. Two tone apart minor triads are usually the second and third degrees of a major scale ie D minor and E minor are referencing C major also probably a mode but I don’t really care what it’s called. Maybe this is a guitar thing but I seem always miss the point like there is some mystery that escapes what seems to be obvious. What am I missing here😳
Family Appel
Family Appel 2 ай мурун
That Aeolian sound reminded me of Paul Anka's version of 'Black hole sun'. I would love to see you analyse that arrangement of the song :-)
James Parlane
James Parlane 2 ай мурун
Hi Rick, I hear the Roland TR 808 drum machine is 40 this year. Do you plan to do a video on it?
Tadpole D
Tadpole D 2 ай мурун
I think it would be awesome if you did a video with "Key of Geebz"! Would love to hear you guys nerd out!
William Prichard
William Prichard 2 ай мурун
Hey Rick can you do a "What Makes This Song Great" about "Right Now"? Eddie was an amazing pianist. Follow up question, what about a "Top Ten Piano and Drum Intros"? too specific? : D
jamman3131 2 ай мурун
About 13 minutes in... that’s the ending of Tom Petty’s It’s Good to be King...
Beezzer 07
Beezzer 07 2 ай мурун
Rick you should do song tutorials on the guitar.
we are called Ryan
we are called Ryan 2 ай мурун
I feel inclined to mention that I purchased Beato book 3.0 so at least i contributed something for all this wealth of knowledge. Your work is the crown of my education and I really appreciate it.
Domen Lemut
Domen Lemut 2 ай мурун
Please do a video about the topic: "Most complex music concepts don't sound happy." I have been thinking and and overthinking this all my life.
Domen Lemut
Domen Lemut 2 ай мурун
@bon3 I agree, it is hard to explain it the way I think of it. We all know in the aolian scale the I, IV and V chords sound really honestly happy on their own, very home like. With adding ii,iii or vi chords you can still achive that "happy" sound. But using Lydian sound for example which is supposed to be happier is more of an uplift than the comfort I, IV and V chords give you. However the context plays a big role here too not just the chords.
bon3 2 ай мурун
@Domen Lemut i think it’s easy to say this because of the way the person uses the notes most often times, but to say most or all diatonic chords are happy is kinda not right to me but that’s my opinion
Domen Lemut
Domen Lemut 2 ай мурун
@Punch Down King I don't entirely agree. Enjoying and composing complex harmonies etc. or simple music isn't that much connected to feelings, but it's rather just a thing of being raised up with this kind of music. My observation after listening to lots of complex and not so complex music is that most of the complex pieces are rather sad, melancholy or they express anger. And honest happiness is usually connected to diatonic chords. I want to see if this is always the case.
Punch Down King
Punch Down King 2 ай мурун
Well, it’s related to views of life. Complex music reflects what the musician is. Simple music doesn’t necessarily mean a simple person, and complex music may not mean you’re very smart either. It’s just one of three views of a secret
Brian Regan
Brian Regan 2 ай мурун
another great video, Thank you. your knowledge on instruments, and Music is incredible. Wondering if you would do a why this song is great video on ten years after. maybe Ide love to change the world or any of their songs from the album a space in time. Thanks !!!!! You Rock.
Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones 2 ай мурун
Ironically, diminished chords sound "fuller" than most other chords.
Indie Comics Jones
Indie Comics Jones 2 ай мурун
Depeche Modes?
shaolin1derpalm 2 ай мурун
7:04 Twin Peaks theme lol.
alfagtaful 2 ай мурун
Hy Rick. I have this friend who is just great and he is making realy nice i was wondering if you could maybe make a rewiew of his song? Probably not ha? 😂 But anyway at leest check him out. The song is J.R. August- Crucify me. Sory for my english. Love your videos.
Jayson Slater
Jayson Slater 2 ай мурун
Hay rick..... I've just started watching your channel, love it keep up the great work..... There is a serf band out of Chicago called the breakers I think you will dig it.... They're a mixture of punk, surf, and a psychedelic twist 🤘🤘🤘🤘
Simon Refalo Guitarist Official.
Simon Refalo Guitarist Official. 2 ай мурун
Rick Beato- the internet's greatest music teacher!!
Comic Neonate
Comic Neonate 2 ай мурун
Some of those chords reminded me of AH on his synthaxe. Beautiful.
Geezer 1962
Geezer 1962 2 ай мурун
"In the Court of the Crimson King"!
ganthop 2 ай мурун
how do i get that piano visual on the bottom of the screen, would love to use this with my students
John Smith
John Smith 2 ай мурун
Are you trying to confuse people? Or is there some prerequisite to this? You need to go from the general to the specific you can't just start and say that there's these three notes that are the lydian mode. You may save something like all the modes are just the a major scale starting in a different position. So a c major scale is the same as the d Dorian scale, e phrygian, f lydian, G mixolodian, A Aeolian, B Lochrian. So in your example if you go from c major to c lydian, you're going from c major to g major. so if you play the g Major scale over a c chord you're playing in the lydian mode. Once the student knows that all the modes are just major scales and different positions, then you can show them what each sounds like.
Dan 2 ай мурун
If you think of modes like this you will never understand them.
Raouldip 2 ай мурун
first thing I heard was Laura Palmer's theme from Twin Peaks
Steve Sheroan
Steve Sheroan Ай мурун
urancho 2 ай мурун
me too :)
lucky zm
lucky zm 2 ай мурун
Alif_ba_ta tobe great with your pro
Peter Kelley
Peter Kelley 2 ай мурун
I am trying to grasp this. This about where my piano lessons ended; decades ago. The modes seem to reflect how many flats are used. I am trying to grasp how the modes tie back to the Key signature (A though G) I feel that there is a paragraph missing in this discussion somewhere.
Cheryl Newland
Cheryl Newland 2 ай мурун
Rick, Love the Hat! Love the MODES! Love the Website Dude!!
Jake Kinsey
Jake Kinsey 2 ай мурун
Rick is awesome putting content out there so we can watch something besides politics. Learning from him makes music more enjoyable to listen to
Grizzly 2 ай мурун
But how do you play the sets of arpeggios of each mode on the keyboard to practice intervals rather than just scales? IOW's, how do I do on the keyboard what you did there on the frets of the neck? Is that in your Beato book?
Grizzly 2 ай мурун
Guitar lydian sounds like The Who.
Adam Elfers
Adam Elfers 2 ай мурун
Rick Beato is the greatest thing to ever happen to youtube. This is a great lesson!!
Imad Raad
Imad Raad 2 ай мурун
Hey rick i was wondering if u could make a video about true pitch (not perfect or relative) because i found some videos about the subject but i d rather see what you have to say about it
NAVASA BAND 2 ай мурун
Looks like an albino porcupine is hiding under your hat. G Difligrian binaural obtuse and a bag of chips mode THAT. Love you Rick.
Richard Lindquist
Richard Lindquist 2 ай мурун
This vid made me go back and see who wrote for King Crimson since the first 5 mins of this vid made me think of In the court of the Crimson King and those great chords. Ian McDonald, I think, is responsible for that. Lots of Dorian sounds.
Dr. Bertetta's Beginner Guitar Theory
Dr. Bertetta's Beginner Guitar Theory 2 ай мурун
If I didn't know anything about modes, I'd be lost from the get go. Seems like there was no plan for this lesson whatsoever. So many better other ways to teach modes. No offense Rick because I love your channel.
Dr. Bertetta's Beginner Guitar Theory
Dr. Bertetta's Beginner Guitar Theory 2 ай мурун
@soulhealer20 to make things easy, I'd split the modes up into major and minor then proceed from there.
soulhealer20 2 ай мурун
Agreed. Hearing all of those notes at once is not a way to teach the modes to any student. If a student can understand this content, then they are no longer a student. Play the notes individually, or simple melody phrasings and hilight the interval qualities.
zoofeathers 2 ай мурун
EP #100 soon coming to a theatre near you - maybe the 1910 Fruit Gum Company? Yummy yummy got love in my tummy..
rockinran 2 ай мурун
A note about the Beato book. I purchased it a few months ago and had little trouble with it as it is written somewhat likely text book. I sent a message to Rick and he responded the next day suggesting that I go to his KGglobal channel searching for the topics that I'm studying. I did so and it was very helpful but the biggest thing I did to help me was to have the book actually printed into a physical book. I took it to a local printer and maybe it's because my age (69), it's simpler and easier for me to read text from paper than a tablet or phone. Thank you Rick for this great book and I hope this will inspire others to purchase it. BRAVO 👏 👏 👏
Jonny Rotten Ink
Jonny Rotten Ink 2 ай мурун
im a self taught guitar player that has taught himself the blues; on top of that, i love my metal(metalcore) and was raised on 80's metal with the blaring solos)! i need to get the foundation of whats happening while these guys rip through these solos. i get the key tere in and i know whats happening and where it takes place on the fret board, but why and how...modes? im lost, but have the urge and the wanting drive to learn thisHELP
Not You
Not You 2 ай мурун
RB300 Discount Code Not Valid ... Bummer ...
Peter 2 ай мурун
what is this cosplay?
Dat Chu
Dat Chu 2 ай мурун
Watch Foreigner in phillipines
Jeff Freeman
Jeff Freeman 2 ай мурун
Beato Book now in hand......Thank you, Rick.
Tomasi Akimeta
Tomasi Akimeta 2 ай мурун
27:07 THE LICK (almost)
AnJo888 2 ай мурун
Hello, Rick. Would you be willing to talk about Polyphia, the band?
Edwin Pickett
Edwin Pickett 2 ай мурун
Finally. Been waiting for a video from you like this for years!
sickofthewest 2 ай мурун
This (and the other stuff you do) would be great even if all they served to do was to keep reminding us what's *Possible* as we explore the guitar and the sounds one can get out of it. (Sometimes trial and error will generate something like these sounds, but it lasts better if you know what the name of the sound was). Thanks, it's saved me from bogging down in what's getting settled in the fingers, several times. Run up and down a string to keep the visual aspect more "piano" (something I don't play, but that view helps), and then when the well runs dry, reach up or down a bit, add in an interval here and there, then maybe a triad, and so on. And if you've heard an improvisation, and you know it's built around some base, it's more possible to find something like it, yourself.
Mattie Barker
Mattie Barker 2 ай мурун
You just blew my mind with that semitone thing! So obvious too now that I think about it. Thanks
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