What’s your favorite mode ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 10emmanuel, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. Lydian

    18 vote(s)
  2. Dorian

    43 vote(s)
  3. Mixo

    28 vote(s)
  4. Phrygian

    30 vote(s)
  5. Aeolian

    10 vote(s)
  6. Locrian

    13 vote(s)
  7. Ionia

    6 vote(s)
  1. 10emmanuel


    Sep 2, 2021
    Hello mates !!

    Are you a fan of any in particular ?
    Is there any that you don’t like at all ?
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  2. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    When playing songs it obviously depends on the key and chord progression and such. But when jamming I prefer minor keys, and the flatted second in Phrygian really floats my boat.
  3. misterCRUSH

    misterCRUSH It's all jazz...it's ALL jazz...

    Dec 27, 2015
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    I spend a lot of time in Ionian and Aeolian, but Dorian is my favorite.
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    favorite modes: "standing and walking" but TBH, i don't mind sitting :laugh: and i used to be great at leaning! :wideyed:

    per the OP: i like 'em all, but i voted "dorian" because it's cheap and easy....like my former self! :D
  5. Sleep mode.

    :sleep: :sleep:
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  6. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Quite a bit of my listening music is in the Lydian mode.
    Next would be Mixolydian.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2022
  7. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    In a house with three little Play-Doh factories, I'm going out on a limb stating the mode I like best is the one that's not clogged.
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  8. misterCRUSH

    misterCRUSH It's all jazz...it's ALL jazz...

    Dec 27, 2015
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    a la mode
  9. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    Beast mode
  10. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Depeche Mode
  11. bigjames

    bigjames Player of Smooth Lines

    Such a hard question to answer and pick just one since they are song dependent....but there is something about the locrian scale that I really like...the sharp 4 in the middle...just does it for me.
  12. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    My man.
  13. Rib 13

    Rib 13 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    It depends

    Dorian is usually a nice substitution in many minor figures
    I like Lydian outside the Diatonics, for example #I (i.e. If a song is in the Key of G, Ill use Lydian at G#)
  14. inthevelvet

    inthevelvet Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Washington DC
    Harmonic Minor. Not a mode really?
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  15. DrewD

    DrewD Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2020
    Vancouver Island
    None of the above. I prefer raisin pie a la mode :)
  16. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    I love all modes, notes, scales, chords and arpeggios equally.
  17. Winton


    Nov 21, 2017
    Tokyo, Japan
    This is such a nerdy question and you all are a bunch of nerds. And my answer is Dorian.
  18. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    I like locrian.
    Its pretty much tension over every typical chord so you can always riff on it for a bit then come back to a resolution note to end your phrase.
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  19. I do like some mountain dulcimer on the side and therefore Ionian modes or Aeolian or even the Mixolydian modes if you're feeling bold are all regularly used but I voted for Dorian anyway as it's the saddest of all possible modes.
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  20. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Gray is the new blue.
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