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All music is made up of modes. When you understand modes, you will understand music. To take your playing to the highest levels possible, sooner or later, you will need a solid understanding of modes.
With 7 Factor, I take a unique approach to teaching the modes that’s simple and effective.
While some of the traditional methods might give you a decent understanding of modes, they are weak on application, leaving you with nothing that can be applied subconsciously.
This Is Not Another Boring Theory Class.
7 Factor approaches modes and scales from two different perspectives:
You need both to fully internalize and master modes. They will become an integral part of your musical brain and you will be able to access them reflexively, without thinking. 7 Factor is designed to create new habits to unlock your creative potential.
In addition, you will have support from the 9,000+ members of our Guitar Hacks Community!
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You will get unlimited access to replay 10 hours+ of video.
Kiko dives into the seven modes and shows you how to apply all the feelings, images and moods each mode can represent as well as new ways to express yourself.
All music is based on modes and a better understanding of modes equals a better understanding of music.
Kiko gives an introduction to music fundamentals and explains why it's important. Kiko goes over fretboard visualization and provides examples of shapes and patterns and how they relate to the harmonic series.
Kiko introduces us to intervals and explains how intervals are used to create moods and add dynamics to even the simplest musical passages.
You will hear how even a slight change in the interval can evoke certain moods: from dark and ominous, to uplifting and happy.
In addition to answering questions from the audience, Kiko expands on the concepts from the previous two sessions.
In this video, he touches on the blues and further shows how modes, and intervals, can evoke certain moods and emotions.
A recap of the previous 3 days and more exploration into the feeling and sound of each mode and how to rank the modes from most Major to most Minor.
In this video, Kiko also analyses existing songs and plays them with mode alterations and answers questions from the audience.
The course is getting updated in real times as videos are available, We're commited to keeping the course fresh and adding new content based on your feedback!
In this module, you will learn about playing the scales. This includes all the technical parts like hand positiong, legato or alternate picking, and playing linearly or across the fretboard.
Lean the modes by looking at their differences and watching them unfold over the entire fretboard, both vertically (across strings) and horizontally (over a single string).
Now let's talk about music, first by understanding the harmonic series and how to apply it and then by training your ears and hands to recognize and play all the intervals.
A lesson for each of the 7 modes and how to construct them from one another. See how they differ, including examples of melodies and riffs with backing tones and tracks.
Learn the real way how to feel and understand the modes. From doomy and dark, to bright and airy. It is key to learn how to apply these modes in close relation to your feelings and emotions.
Is it possible to mix all the modes and a single solo, single melody line? Yes, but first you need to understand the concept of neutralization and the importance of the tritone, which is unique to each mode.
Listen to melody examples for each mode, including tabs. With examples from Kiko's latest album Open Source!
Examples of Chords that represent the modes and can reproduce their unique atmosphere and characteristics.
Guitar Hacks students who purchased one of our courses get invited every month to a private live video with Kiko.
Students get a chance to ask questions in advance. Kiko takes feedback and additional question from the live chat as well.
Being smaller events, these livestreams are a great opportunity to focus on specific topics and are more interactive than public, open live events.
Unlimited replay of Kiko's Unlock Moods and Modes live series. This is a series of 4 hours lives stream where Kiko dives deep on the modes. Course includes:
Kiko has played guitar for over 25 years and has performed all over the world. He started teaching when he was just 16, and has given lectures, seminars and clinics in over 50 countries. He is co-founder of the acclaimed Brazilian heavy metal band Angra and is currently the lead guitarist of the legendary band Megadeth with which he won the "Best Metal Performance" Grammy Award for the song "Dystopia".
Kiko is also a very experienced teacher, and throughout his career has produced five different instructional videos. Lately he released seven online courses in Portuguese, transforming the playing and musicality of over 3000 students.
Kiko has also been an instructor as part of guitar camps from renowned musicians including Allan Holdsworth, Paul Gilbert and in 2018 was part of the lineup of the G4 experience with Joe Satriani.
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What is unique about Guitar Hacks is that Kiko not only tells you “what” to do but he shows you “how” to practice it. This is where most courses fail IMO.
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The interactive nature of this course is great. Its refreshing knowing that others are working right alongside me to accomplish improving as a goal.
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A DIFFERENT APPROACH
I’ve been playing guitar for almost three decades and Kiko helped me break out of the rut I’ve been stuck in for several years. The short, focused approach was exactly what I needed.
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Yes, 7 Factor is a distinct course, focused on Modes. Buying either course gives you access to the private Lives with Kiko but the course material itself is not shared.
We open the course in batches with limited spots as we want to focus on the quality of the community and make sure all students benefit from this course. If the buy button is available that means there are still spots open.
My goal for 2020 is to help as many guitar players as I can achieve the skills they need to be able to express themselves musically. To give them the ability to play what they want, and be creative without being limited by technique.