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April 2013 - Guitar World

April 2013

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Unlock the Secrets of the Seven Fundamental Modes Favored by Randy Rhoads

This month, I’d like to illustrate a very clear and effective way to memorize the series of scales that are collectively known as the seven fundamental modes. I consider these modes to be essential learning for any aspiring metal soloist. The majority of them are also equally useful for soloing in other styles, such as blues, rock, jazz and country.