Here are the lessons in the HCG Modes Workshop. Note that you may want to check out the lessons on music theory before diving into these lessons.
I recommend that you go through these lessons in order. They are short, designed to take just a few minutes each.
The Basics of the Modes
Lesson 1: How the Modes are Created
Take a major scale, turn it on its ear, and get a wide variety of different sounds.
Lesson 2: Derivative Thinking
Creating the modes by deriving them from the major scale
Lesson 3: Parallel Thinking
Get more insight as to how the modes work and sound by comparing them to the major scale from the same root.
What You Can Do with the Modes
Lesson 4: The Unique Sound of Each Mode
A look at the sound of each mode with sample songs for you to hear.
Lesson 5: Map of the Fretboard
Use the modes to find your way around the neck in any mode, any key…with only 5 fingerings.
Applying the Modes
Lesson 6: Choosing a Mode for a Given Chord
Lesson 7: Choosing a Mode for a Given Chord Progression
Re-imagining the Modes
An unconventional, yet simple, way to look at the modes.
Order of Brightness
Another way to look at the modes and compare them in order to understand them better.
Expanding on Pentatonics to Create Modes
If you know your pentatonics, you can just add a couple notes to them to create the modes.
Once you think you’re starting to get it, hop on over to the HCG Backing Tracks to put the modes into action.