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Big words giving me nightmares

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by tresdirnt, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. I understand some of this theory stuff. I know about construction of major chords and such, but I am still confused. What are the words Dorian, Lydian and Locrian referring to? I think it is something to do with scales. Could some knowledgeable person help me out, thanks.
  2. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    The different modes of a scale. The name or position depends upon what note of the scale 2nd, 4th, 5th, whatever, you are starting with.
  3. stephanie


    Nov 14, 2000
    Scranton, PA
    Here's an example:

    C Major Scale:

    1. C Ionian
    2. D Dorian
    3. E Phrygian
    4. F Lydian
    5. G Mixolydian
    6. A Aeolian
    7. B Locrian

    I noticed there are a couple mode threads below. You may wanna check those out. If all else fails:


    This was a very comprehensive, in depth scale thread. :) (Jazzbo really took his time out to explain things! I'm still reading over it! :))



    PS: Ya may want to look around for Dave Grossman. He's got some nice charts. He helped me when I was learning the modes/positional scales. :)