Watch the Ionian Superimposition online guitar lesson by Reeves Gabrels from Rock Inside Out

One of my favorite thongs to do while improvising is to use an approach that I call Modal Superimposition — superimposing a mode that has the same flavor as the chord that I am improvising over. It can be as easy as emphasizing a single note — but you have to know precisely what that note is!

In this video, we’ll look at the Ionian Mode and how I superimpose it over a simple power chord voicing.