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

This first style setting is all about the funk--a sonic environment where Mixolydian does well. The F9 chord played throughout the jam track sets up what’s called “static” harmony. This means the chord is non-moving and is played throughout the riff. However if the chord experiences an embellishment (as is the case here) or is shifted into an inversion of itself the harmony is still considered static. In regards to the mission here that means you can continue to play the Mixolydian mode over the activity.