How MODAL INTERCHANGE spices up your progressions

We’re analyzing a beautiful 16 bar chord progression in the key of A minor. I’ll explain what’s happening and why I think it sounds amazing.




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Hi, my name is Paul Davids! I am a guitar player, teacher, producer, and overall music enthusiast from the Netherlands! I try to inspire people from all over the world with my videos, here on YouTube.

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28 Replies to “How MODAL INTERCHANGE spices up your progressions”

  1. Doesn't explain parallel mode. That's the whole nucleus of modal interchange. Only shows how to play the song.????

  2. How to play this B chord? I looked closely at video and then at google references how B should be played, but I can't get this right for some reason. The sound is way off.

  3. Shake that dreadnought! I somehow thought guitars above 2 000 dollars would have something to prevent them from having to be shaken.

    It's like they say, the richest man in the world cannot buy himself a better Coke. Or an acoustic guitar that does not eat picks, in this example.

  4. Trying so hard to stretch my hand enough for that second D voicing. I look ridiculous.

  5. I So was HONESTLY going to see if you did call it a picardy 3rd! Thank you PAUL. Should have known better! ????!! ????????????????????????????????

  6. You should analyze either Saucerful of Secrets or Dogs by Pink Floyd. Interesting progressions

  7. Paul once again thank you I knew about arpeggios but not really how to use them . Every one of your lessons opens a big new door in such an integrated way. So much knowledge in such a short space and so applicable.

  8. Thanks Paul, after 40 years ime still picking up great stuff from your vids:) "Look up" is my fave Zero Seven song:) NOT easy to play!! Ohh, i see why you dont sing, just like me these days, hahahahahahah.. My voice has lost the top half of its range in the last few years due to medication i take, bummer:( My two great loves surf/travel, and guitar:)

  9. I don't like this chord progression too much. Maybe because I am missing some context. However, I think that longer progressions are generally more interesting. Check for example Hotel California or Little Wing…

  10. At 2,36, what a bright happy face! I love that! From now, every time I go to play an A major, I'm going to make this head haha! Moments later … 3.08 … What a dark sad face 🙂 Here is someone who feels Music or I do not know about it 😉 ! Thanks for your videos!

  11. Your videos make me interested in the nuance of music theory in a way that I can't get anywhere else.

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