Using these Fingering Charts
The diatonic scale-form presents a pattern that repeats infinitely through octaves; and though its sound is obviously phenomenal, the pattern itself may seem mathematical at first: It's actually full of colors.
The Modes project color by the fact that the Bass Note is the strongest at giving a point of perception.
Modes constantly change throughout a song as the key-signature is given context from the bass; chord
progressions are also modal progressions. Bass players are often simply playing the modes.
Lead guitarists may additionally think of modes as offsets of the present key-signature, that offer the temporarily desired melodic range within a single hand/arm positions. The intervals and fingerings have to be adjusted acordingly, and such adjustments are memorized as modes.
In these hand charts, the Modes are listed by their Color Name. It is advantageous to think and feel the Modes in terms of color when possible; this will assist grasping the inherent correlation between Modes.
With thumb holding the neck, the numbering of fingers 1 to 4 is obvious. Less obvious is why there are sometimes
more than one finger prescribed for a single spot. The charts are designed for playing the scales
strait through as well as for playing the scales in thirds
where certain finger swapping becomes necessary; an example is shown by a guitar instructor in this
So practicing scales in thirds prepares you for playing melodic passages that are more than just scales. Where the numbers are placed in brackets, such as  and  in this chart, this means that it's an alternate version of a note existing elsewhere - still within reach of the current hand position. Make innovative melodies within each of the charts; these numbers might offer the best fingering options.
In the top right menu of any chart, select a Shadow Page and a duplicate tab will open in Modal-Surf. Then from its dropdown list choose the color and note of the mode you are currently on, and the entire related key-signature will reveal how all these colored hand charts fit together across the fretboard in any given key.