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A math guy looks at modes

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by IamGroot, Dec 21, 2019.


  1. Excel is your friend 20191221_233555.jpg 20191221_233023.jpg

    I could also do this with letters, but it defeats the point.

    I practice these for all the modes.
     
  2. I probably should have said triads instead of modes. My bad.
     
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  3. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Whats the difference with the top and bottom ?
    Major and Minor? Just different intervals slightly just because?
     
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  4. First one runs triads on the dom7 mixolydian mode, the second runs the major scale..
    All you do is type the scale degrees or note names and it generates the 8 triad sequences.

    Everyone does this for the major and relative minor. Ever do it for the lydian augmented?

    Excel is your friend.
     
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  5. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Everyone does this?!
     
  6. Running triads on major and natural minor and playing pentatonic minor in 5 are stuff of GC lore.
     
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  7. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    Retired
    More than one value per cell in Excel makes my brain hurt. :)

    I’d have done that in Python....
     
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  8. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Guitar Center lore... im not familiar.
     
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  9. Think of each cell as a triad. 8 triads per sequence. 8 sequences - ascending and descending.

    Im old skool. I dont even know what Python is.
     
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  10. Yes, check out the spectral distribution of gc wanking:
    46% slapping
    23% pentatonic
    11% arrythmic bass lines
    30% other
     
  11. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    Python is an old school programming language. By comparison calling excel old school is like calling Lil Jon old school. If you were old school you would be doing this in Lotus.
     
  12. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Lotus Notes, or Lotus 123?
    (I know you meant 123).
     
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  13. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    How many percent is that, total?
     
  14. logdrum

    logdrum A person! Supporting Member

    Python is as old as Excel (3 years younger - but Excel did not really get popular until Windows 95. Most math guys would use Matlab and most math guys today use Python because doing multi dimensional linear algebra (and other math problems) by hand would hurt. I think you want to re-title this as Excel Guy looks at Modes

    Requisite smiley -> :) :D

    Also my old friend learned python 3 years before he retired at age 63. He went ahead and wrote a program inspired by a Tolkien LOTR board game. He now has a github project at 73. He was mostly an engineering manager in his entire career and was jet tech when he was in the Air Force. An old dog can learn new tricks - he once said to me.
     
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  15. I remember Lotus and Lotus notes. And Fortran IV and Basic , Z80 and 6502.
    Now, I am old and decrepit and use pencil and MS products.
     
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  16. Smiles
     
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  17. We had both and they ran on a main frame.
    Im thinking 1981.
     
  18. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Call Python and Lotus 1-2-3 old school?

    Try VisiCalc. And FORTH.

    Now that’s being Old School. :thumbsup::laugh:
     
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  19. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    FORTRAN with punch cards for the win!
     

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