Originally Posted by: zreynoldspWith you there gennation.
Lao - you'll find the box shaped modal patterns the best to learn. 3 note per string shapes are good for shred but the classical boxes make it easier to see the differences between modes as compared to the major/minor scales you probably know backwards. For example, Lydian's sharpened fourth - you can see when you're playig the scale how it differs from the major.
I found modal theory very useful... and once you know about it you can make your own shapes. Mr Satriani likes doing that....
What are the classical boxes? the only two modes i dont know to well in my vocabulary are aeolion and locrian the rest im nailed with. yer my teacher did teach me to shred mainly with it in thirds and playing in threes and then fours. then playing it in modal 3rds. which i need to practice btw,