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WMO-06 Chords in Aeolian

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This worksheet will teach your student how to harmonize the Aeolian mode as well as figure out diatonic triads and seventh chords. As the Aeolian mode is the same as the natural minor scale, this worksheet is worth spending some time on. If your student can successfully complete the worksheet correctly, it's a good sign they understand the theory and will be able to apply it as needed.

Along with this worksheet, it's also worth going over the information on the guitar lesson plan listed below.

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SCA-09 Aeolian Mode

WMO-05 Chords in Mixolydian

About this worksheet

This worksheet covers the theory and chords in the Mixolydian mode - the fifth mode of the major scale. It will teach your student how to harmonize the mode to figure out the diatonic triads as well as seventh chords. This is an important skill to learn as it will help your student really understand the mode and how to apply it.

This worksheet will help your student:

  • Understand Mixolydian mode
  • Figure out the triads and seventh chords
  • Learn the intervals in the mode

The best way to use this worksheet is in combination with the guitar lesson plan on Mixolydian. See related lessons below.

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SCA-08 Mixolydian Mode

WMO-04 Chords in Lydian Mode

About this worksheet

This worksheet will cover Lydian mode - the fourth mode of the major scale. Like the other mode worksheets, this one will teach your student to harmonize the mode using diatonic triads and seventh chords. This will give your student great practice in the theory involved and will help them understand the mode. After your student fully understands the intervals, chords and notes used in each Lydian mode, they will have an easier time applying the mode in their playing.

This worksheet will help your student:

  • Understand Lydian mode
  • Figure out diatonic triads and seventh chords
  • Understand the intervals in Lydian mode

This worksheet works best when combined with a guitar lesson plan on Lydian. See the related lesson below for more Lydian resources.

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SCA-07 Lydian Mode

WMO-03 Chords in Phrygian Mode

About this worksheet

This worksheet will teach your student how to figure out what chords fit within the Phrygian mode. They will learn how to harmonize each scale degree using both diatonic triads as well as seventh chords. Having this understanding of the Phrygian mode will help your student use the mode in their improvising later on. If the student understands the intervals and chords used in the mode they will find it easier to apply the mode.

It's recommended you give your student an in-depth lesson on Phrygian before giving this worksheet. SCA-06 provides a handy reference sheet on the Phrygian mode and is a good starting point.

This worksheet will help your student:

  • Understand the Phrygian mode
  • Learn to harmonize the mode
  • Understand the chords used in the mode
  • Figure out diatonic triads and seventh chords

As Phrygian is the third mode, it's worth teaching your student about Ionian and Dorian first. These resources can be accessed in the Lesson Materials Section.

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SCA-06 Phrygian Mode

WMO-02 Chords in Dorian Mode

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This worksheet will teach your student how to figure out chords that fit within the Dorian mode. Once your student can easily answer the exercises they will gain a better understanding of the mode and how to apply it. It's recommended you teach the student about the mode first using our guitar lesson plan SCA-05 before giving this worksheet. The exercises will ask the student to figure out the correct diatonic triads and seventh chords within the mode. For example: the diatonic triad built on the third degree of D Dorian is F Major and uses the notes F, A & C. With this level of understanding the student will be able to easily apply the mode in their improvising as they will understand which chords the mode will work with as well as any target tones to work with.

This worksheet will help your student:

  • Understand the Dorian mode
  • Learn to figure out diatonic triads and seventh chords
  • Gain confidence in applying the Dorian mode

Before giving this worksheet to your student, give them WMO-01 which focuses on the Ionian mode.

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SCA-05 Dorian Mode

WMO-01 Chords in Ionian Mode

About this worksheet

This worksheet will help your student understand Ionian mode and how to figure out how to harmonize it. The exercises are simple and with a bit of understanding of the theory behind the mode. By the end your student will be able to figure out the correct diatonic triad as well as seventh chord based on any degree of Ionian. Eg: The diatonic triad built on the third degree of C Ionian is E minor and uses the notes E, G & B.

Your student may have trouble at first but once they understand the theory they will be able to easily complete the exercises. It's recommended you give the resource SCA-04 to the student first before this worksheet. As Ionian uses the same notes as the Major scale, this worksheet is extremely valuable as it will help the student learn to harmonize the Major scale.

This worksheet will help your student:

  • Understand Ionian mode
  • Learn to figure out diatonic triads and seventh chords
  • Gain confidence in applying the Ionian mode

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SCA-04 Ionian Mode

WCH-03 Finding Chords Across the Neck

About this worksheet

This worksheet links up to the guitar lesson plan INT-06. It will give your student practice in finding new chord positions across the neck. It's a basic resource you can print again and again whenever you want your student to learn a different chord. You simply pick a chord and fill out the chord diagram then the student will need to write down new positions for the chord on the fretboard diagram as well as write out the new positions in Guitar TAB. This is an excellent way for your student to really understand the layout of the fretboard and after the student uses this worksheet a few times they will start to find the positions faster and easier.

This worksheet will help your student:

  • Understand the fretboard and quickly find correct notes
  • Create new chord positions all over the fretboard
  • Practice writing out Guitar TAB as well as on a fretboard diagram
  • Understand the theory behind the chords

This worksheet is most effective when you give it to your student right after walking through the INT-06 guitar lesson plan.

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INT-06 Finding new chords across the neck

WCH-02 Seventh Chords

About this worksheet

This worksheet relates to the guitar lesson plan on seventh chords, MTH-08. The best way to teach your student seventh chords is to use the guitar lesson plan to explain the chords, then use this worksheet to get your student to try and figure out some seventh chords on their own. The worksheet will ask your student to fill in some seventh chords across the neck starting on different root notes. They will learn to write their answers in both Standard Notation and Guitar TAB as well as understand the theory.

This worksheet will help your student:

  • Figure out seventh chord positions across the fretboard
  • Write out the correct notes in Guitar TAB and Standard Notation
  • Understand the three main types of seventh chords and the intervals used

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MTH-08 Seventh Chords

WCH-01 Major and Minor Triads

About this worksheet

This worksheet will test your student's ability to figure out the notes required for both Major and Minor triads. The exercises will give your student practice with finding the correct positions on the fretboard and filling in the notes in both Standard Notation and Guitar TAB. Students that learn this skill find that their ability to navigate the fretboard improves.

This worksheet will help your student:

  • Understand the theory behind Major and Minor chords
  • Create new chord shapes across the fretboard
  • Practice writing music in both Standard Notation and Guitar TAB

An Answer Key is provided so you can give quick feedback to your student after they complete their answers.

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WNR-05 Learning Notes in Drop D

About this worksheet

This worksheet will help your student learn the notes in Drop D tuning. Your student will learn to recognize the notes in both standard notation and Guitar TAB. The worksheet focuses on the sixth string because it's the only string that changes in Drop D tuning. It's a good idea to use WNR-01 first to cover all the notes in Standard Tuning. The answer key provides you with quick answers in case you're not familiar with the tuning.

The best way to use this resource is in combination with the guitar lesson plan TUN-02 Drop D, which provides your student with essential information on Drop D tuning including explanations. Use the lesson plan to explain the tuning then use this worksheet to test your student's understanding.

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WNR-01 Random notes in C Major

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TUN-02 Drop D