How to Attack the Aeolian Mode

If you're looking for a quick way to get started improvising with the major scale, the simplest path to take is to learn the Aeolian mode. For most guitar players, the minor pentatonic scale is burned in our brains, which is great news, because the Aeolian mode is built on the same notes of that minor pentatonic scale–we just need to add two more notes.

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Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric brand Music is Win. His insightful, uncomplicated guitar lessons and gear demonstrations along with entertaining, satirical content about life as a musician receive tens of millions of video views per month across social media. Tyler is also the creator of the extremely popular online guitar learning platform, Guitar Super System. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tyler has been teaching guitar for over a decade and operates a production studio in Nashville, TN.