OK, I believe I have a good understanding of Major scale modes (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, etc.,), but what of minor modes? From what little I've put together so far, minor modes are constructed from the natural, melodic & harmonic minor scales. I want to make sure I'm correct on minor scale construction before I go any farther so this is what I understand to be the minor scale constructors. Please correct me if I'm wrong: Code: Natural minor (Aeolian) 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - b6 - b7 - Octave Melodic minor (Aeolian with #6 & #7) 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - Octave Harmonic minor (Aeolian with #7) 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - b6 - 7 - Octave Now, how would I go about constructing the minor modes from these scales? I tried with the natural minor scale, but ended up with the same modes as Major scale modes. For example, here's what I come up with for modes of A Aeolian: Code: Aeolian (minor Ionian?) A - B - C - D - E - F - G - A Locrian (minor Dorian?) A - Bb - C - D - Eb - F - G - A Ionian (minor Phrygian?) A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G# - A Dorian (minor Lydian?) A - B - C - D - E - F# - G - A Phrygian (minor Mixolydian?) A - Bb - C - D - E - F - G - A Lydian (minor Aeolian?) A - B - C# - D# - E - F# - G# - A Mixolydian (minor Locrian?) A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G# - A Somehow I don't think this is correct, otherwise, why would there be something called minor modes?