Watch the Mixing the Modes online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Principles
Mixing the Modes - Concept #18 is a video guitar lesson presented by Angus Clark and is sourced from Hard Rock Survival Guide: Lead .
In this Concept we're looking at how the rhythm parts in Hard Rock tunes very often leave you with the ability to mix modes in your lead playing, almost at will. Starting with the way major and minor pentatonic can be used over the same chord, we extend that to allow both the Dorian and Mixolydian modes to be used. You'll be getting into some treacherous terrain where there wind up being pitfalls if you're not careful, so tread lightly at first.