This is a public version of the members-only Gypsy Jazz & More with Andreas Oberg, at ArtistWorks. Functionality is limited, but CLICK HERE for full access if you’re ready to take your playing to the next level.

These lessons are available only to members of Gypsy Jazz & More with Andreas Oberg.
Join Now

Guitar Basics
Introductory Guitar Concepts for All Players
Tricks & Techniques
An Assortment of Techniques for Specific Playing Situations
Jazz Basics
Introductory Jazz Guitar Concepts
Jazz Advanced
Advanced Jazz Guitar Concepts
Gypsy Guitar
Concepts and Techniques for Playing the Gypsy Style
Lick Breakdowns
Detailed Analysis of Specific Licks and Melodic Ideas
AGU Tunes
30 Day Challenge
«Prev of Next»

Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Aeolian Mode

Lesson Video Exchanges () submit video Submit a Video Lesson Study Materials () This lesson calls for a video submission
Study Materials
information below
Lesson Specific Downloads
Play Along Tracks
Backing Tracks +
Additional Materials +
resource information below Close
Collaborations for
resource information below Close
Submit a video for   
Jazz & More Guitar

This video lesson is available only to members of
Gypsy Jazz & More with Andreas Oberg.

Join Now

information below Close
Course Description

This page contains a transcription of a video lesson from Gypsy Jazz & More with Andreas Oberg. This is only a preview of what you get when you take Jazz & More Guitar Lessons at ArtistWorks. The transcription is only one of the valuable tools we provide our online members. Sign up today for unlimited access to all lessons, plus submit videos to your teacher for personal feedback on your playing.

CLICK HERE for full access.
Jazz Basics, Aeolian Mode.
Ladies and gentlemen it's time for
the next mode.
A, Aeolian.
And A Aeolian is the same as C Mi,
Major 7th,
C Major 7th scale,
starting from A going up to A.
And this is a related minor key.
Aeolian is also known as pure,
pure, minor scale.
It's, it has of, of course,
a minor scale, it has a,
a flat 3rd, and it also has a flat 6th.
So it's directly related to C major.
A rela, a relative, minor key.
So the sixth step of C major is A minor 7.
And the scale is A, Aeolian.
And the notes are A, B,
C, D, E, F, G, A.
let's do like I've been doing with
the other scales, practicing them.
On one string.
Going both directions.
And start on A here.
All the way up.
After a while, just starting.
Play all the strings.
Maybe fourth.
And then some chromatic notes.
As you can see, I'm totally free.
And this is the point with my concept,
to be able to, to actually play
what you hear in your head and
see the whole guitar neck as one unit.
Instead of looking at it as
different boxes and positions.
So, this way will be aiming so, like I
did start a phrase up here and end it
Down here.
That's a span of over like four octaves or
something like that.
Within the scale you can find
some nice triads like the F triad for
'Cause this is F is flat 6 you have
the root A and you have the minor 3rd
You can find this triad all over the neck.
And then you can move on
playing through the triads,
all the triads within the scale,
F, G, A minor.
B diminished or B minor flat 5.
C major, D minor, E minor, back to F.
And also you can do the full arpeggios.
A minor.
B minor 7 flat 5.
C major, D minor 7, E minor 7.
F major 7.
And G7, back to A minor.
Something like that,
once you get the flow going.
So, let's start by practicing and
improvising over A, Aeolian.
Starting slow.
This note, F, creates tension.
But it's leading somewhere, too, so.
Maybe not stay too long on it.
'Cause it's either going here.
[SOUND] Or going up.
Also this approach, no?
[SOUND] Works fine.
G sharp or A flat.
The thirds.
A Aeolian.