In this course we’ll be taking a detailed look at the Aeolian mode, also known as the Natural Minor scale. This is in important mode to know as it has a wide variety of uses and serves as a reference point for many of the other minor modes.

We'll be focusing on learning the A Aeolian mode in this course, which belongs to the home key of C major. We'll begin by learning to play it all over the fingerboard using the 'content over patterns' method, after which we will work through a series of bass grooves that put the mode to use. In some of the later videos in the course we will also play some grooves that use the Aeolian mode from other keys. By the end of this course you should be very familiar with the sound of the Aeolian mode and feel confident using it in your own lines.

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This course contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: