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Help with theory

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Nato, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. Nato


    Jun 2, 2002
    Hey i have been going though a basic theory book and how i am kind of lost with some of it. The main thing that i am getting messed up on it stuff with like the names of the different notes in a scale like Doninate, subdoninate, tonic and all those notes. If i could just find out what all those different names correspond to the different numbers for the notes that would help out alot.
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    are you referring to "dominant" and "subdominant" ?

  3. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
    mr. dimin, if i may...

    Nato, i just did a quick google search for you, and here's some info on MODES.




    Take a major scale, then play that scale starting with the first note of the scale, then again - starting on the second note of the same scale, then again - starting on the third note, etc.
    Each "scale" that you will have played is a "mode" with a corresponding name. (trying to explain as simply as i can)

    hope that helps.