Starting to understand how the modes work

Well done starting out with modes!
Have another read of the handout and don’t worry if you don’t ‘get it’ yet – focus on using the material anyway.
Here there are a selection of backing tracks – start using the six note boxes we were working with over G and Am. You can use them from G on sixth string at 3rd fret, G on 4th string at 5th fret, G on second 2 string at 8th fret and doing so helps you get used to where notes are on the neck. Create at least 2 ideas that you adjust between G and Am, and play each pair of ideas from the Gs and As on sixth, fourth and second string.
Repeat that with F to Gm.
Repeat that with F to Gm (goes round twice) and A to Bm. To this you’ll have to know where the A and B notes are so you can move your idea up to start from the right notes.
You can also do this starting on a D at 5th fret of fifth string and an E at 7th fret. For the remaining two chords, you can play around in the nearest convenient notes of G major – so the effect will be that you join two quite carefully devised melodies over first two chords and then you’ll play some scale notes in between.
If you get this far, you have done awesomely – if you do the first assignment, you have also made good steps in progressing your ability to create riffs and melodies and move them around the fretboard.

G to Am, 80bpm

F to Gm, 80bpm

F to Gm x 2, A to Bm x 2, 80bpm

D to Em, C, G

D to Em, C, G slower