Practicing is key to take what you have learned from sheer knowledge to second nature.
Here is a backingtrack in the ionian mode, which takes you through all 12 keys. I produced it from the ground and hope that you will use it to sharpen your ionian licks and ideas.
In fact, I did a dedicated lick with some chromatic twists along the way for the opening part in C that you’re welcome to check out:
I also used the backing track to reach out to some of my guitar friends, asking them to play their favourite ionian lick. Here are a few highlights!
And in this video, I play the amazing country-inspired lick in the original tempo (120 bpm), as well as in rehearsal tempo (60 bpm) in case you want to check it out in detail.