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Watch the Modal Mothership online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Focus On: Funk Guitar

The third performance study is called Modal Mothership. I upped the tempo a little quicker to 79bpm to up the ante a bit. In the rhythm you'll start to use extended harmonies including m9 and dom9 chords along with various new takes on 16th note grooves. I've said from the very beginning, is all about rhythm. The groove must be there. What happens and doesn't happen underneath a solo is just as important!

The main soloing ingredient here is the Dorian and Mixolydian modes I dropped on you in Solo Concept 3. Like the rhythm concept connection between Chock Fulla Pocket and Hybrolicious Power, the catch here is I took the Hybrolicious Power solo and morphed it into a modal solo that vertically plays over the myriad iterations of the Am9-D9 changes. So, the phrasing conversation started there carries over here and takes off with some fresh sounds.