Watch the Ionian online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Modes That Matter

As you check out the various segments pertaining to each scale or mode take notice of how the phrasing changes from style to style. Just think back to how the Ionian mode was approached in the previous segment where a straight-ahead jazz vibe was employed while you view the very different approach to this more modern rock feel. Be it bending compared to no bending, the manner in which you apply legato techniques or even how you use the tone you’re playing with to your advantage; the style you’re playing in will absolutely affect how you play. That said you might find yourself using a certain set of fingerings from the PDF charts for one particular style while going for another set that’s completely different when playing another style. Conversely, you might grab onto a certain fingering scheme but rely more on phrasing variations to match the style you’re playing in. There’s no rules!