TG204: Nail your scales with our (genuinely useful) pull-out!

We've developed a 'Seven Modes Of The Major Scale' pull-out, which comes free with Total Guitar issue 204.

OK, we're not going to beat around the bush here: learning scales can be dull. This we know. But it's also the thing that will most dramatically improve your playing.

Inside the pull-out we've tabbed each mode, examples of the kind of music you can play with it and explained how they fit together and the best way to learn each one. All of the modes and examples are supported with audio on the TG204 disc.

We think this is one of the most useful freebies we've put together, so if modes are still a mystery to you, pick up TG204 and become enlightened!

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.