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Modes

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by God_of_bass, Jul 28, 2002.


  1. Recently i have borrowed from many excellent lessons on this board, especially the 'morning practice' of major and minor sacles in all keys. However i was wondering if you guys know of a similar routine for the modes, they elude me. I am off school for two months and so i dont get a chance to see my guitar teacher.
    here are the modes, but what can i do with them, how should i learn them- how can they make me a more competent musician?
    thanks for your time.

    (Major Modes in Key of C)
    Ionian: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8)

    Lydian: C-D-E-F#-G-A-B-C (1 2 3 +4 5 6 7 8)

    Mixolydian: C-D-E-F-G-A-Bb-C (1 2 3 4 5 6 -7 8)



    (Minor Modes in Key of C)
    Dorian: C-D-Eb-F-G-A-Bb-C (1 2 -3 4 5 6 -7 8)

    Aeolian: C-D-Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb-C (1 2 -3 4 5 -6 -7 8)

    Phrygian: C-Db-Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb-C (1 -2 -3 4 5 -6 -7 8)

    Locrian: C-Db-Eb-F-Gb-Ab-Bb-C (1 -2 -3 4 -5 -6 -7 8)
     
  2. chrisbs

    chrisbs

    Jan 12, 2002
  3. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    chords are based for the most part on the I-III-V and sometimes VII degrees of the scale. The position of these notes relative to the others change in different chords, thats why you use modes.
     
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Skorzen,

    not true to any degree. Modes are used to get a certain sound. Please see the links at the top of this forum, and do a search on Ed Fuqua's name, you have much to learn.
     
  5. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    ok thanks I will do that