In this 2 hour course we will be discussing the Modes of the Major Scale. This course is designed for everyone, from beginners to pros and will help you to master the sound of all Seven Modes of the Major Scale. We will explore their sonic characteristics, and learn how specific notes create the unique sonic quality of each mode. If you are into Film Scoring, Jazz improvisation or just want to add a new dimension to your rock playing or pop music production, this course will help you understand modes in a completely new and modern way. Each segment includes questions and exercises to assess your growth with a specific combination of videos PDFs and quizzes that will allow you to take you playing and composing to the next level.
Rick Beato is a musician, teacher, and father of three. Rick has worked as a writer/producer with various bands in the rock and country genres. In 2004, he received a Platinum Record for producing Shinedown’s 1.7-million-selling album, “Leave a Whisper.” Two albums that he produced for NeedtoBreathe – “The Outsiders” (2009) and “The Reckoning” (2012) – won Dove Awards in the Best Rock/Contemporary category. He co-wrote “Carolina” with Parmalee in 2013, which climbed to number 1 on the Billboard’s Country Music Chart.
He is certified to teach grades K-12 and holds a bachelor’s in music from Ithaca College and a master’s in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music. He is presently a member of the Board of Directors and head of the Academic Achievement Committee at The GLOBE Academy dual-language immersion charter school in Atlanta, GA.