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Am an Amateur/Hobbyist guitarist. Took it up as Retirement Hobby.
I've found my old fingers aren't very good for chords but I enjoy myself playing melody/solo lines to backing tracks in my little home studio. Consequently, my focus has been/still is on scales and becoming reasonably adept at moving up and down the fretboard in major/minor scales and pentatonics.
I wanted to broaden my improvising skills so my next stage was MODES. Really struggled with it. I couldn't find a learning resource that explained it in a way that made sense to me. So, I wrote my own "Manual" which helped me a lot to make sense of them. (If you are interested see the "MIsc. Sales" section).
I'd like to know how other "newbies" managed to get their heads round MODES, not the playing shapes so much as what they are, how they are similar and different, how they fit into a melody/harmony context etc. In other words, a theory framework that explains them in a logical, systematic and coherent way. Nothing I've found so far does that which is why I tried to come up with my own.