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Determining appropriate modes and / or scales

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Gregory Bruce Campbell, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    Determining appropriate modes and / or scales

    There must be something online where I can specify the notes I use in my bass line...

    And have it indicate for me which scales and modes can be used by a soloist, etc. With my notes from my line.

    Is anyone aware of such a program?

    I am hoping it might be as complete of results as I might find by using the grimoire!
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I think you'll just have to learn to analyse harmony by yourself - and it's much more useful.
  3. Skorzen


    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    What you do is find out the key of the song and then go from there.

    say it is in the key of c

    I C D E F G A B C Ionian
    ii D E F G A B C D Dorian
    iii E F G A B C D E Phrygian
    IV F G A B C D E F Lydian
    V G A B C D E F G Mixolydian
    vi A B C D E F G A Aeolian
    vii B C D E F G A B Locrian

    If the song has a chord progression of I-IV-V which is very common, this also tranlates to C-F-G. you would then use the Ionian, Lydian, and Mixolydian modes.

    some one correct me if I am wrong here
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Actually, a copy of that very thread now resides up here in GI, and thanks to Chris A (aka. ROLLEYES TABEVIL :rolleyes: ), it remains stuck to the top of the forum.

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