So, I'm practicing here and my baby girl starts making a scrunchy face and starts complaining when I practice my dorian scales. She doesn't complain when I'm working on Ionian though. Neat eh? I do have a question here: How do you folks find it easiest to memorize your modes? By note, or by pattern? Just it's that I've got some differing opinions on this. Some say patterns is fine, as long as it's interval patterns. Others say you should always know the notes. But man, would it ever be tough for me to memorize all the notes of every possible scale. It would be easier if I knew the interval patterns, and if someone asks me, "Hey, dude, what notes are in a C# phrigian?" I'd be all, "Well, lemme think, okay they are..." and what I'd really be doing is working out the pattern on the fingerboard in my head. Is this cheating? I just feel bad about this, because I used to play sax... And that is not a pattern instrument.