What’s your favorite mode ?

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  1. Lydian

    18 vote(s)
    12.2%
  2. Dorian

    43 vote(s)
    29.1%
  3. Mixo

    28 vote(s)
    18.9%
  4. Phrygian

    30 vote(s)
    20.3%
  5. Aeolian

    10 vote(s)
    6.8%
  6. Locrian

    13 vote(s)
    8.8%
  7. Ionia

    6 vote(s)
    4.1%
  1. 10emmanuel

    10emmanuel

    Sep 2, 2021
    world
    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.
     
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  7. Spidey2112

    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

    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

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    My man.
     
  13. Rib 13

    Rib 13 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Home
    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

    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

    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

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Gray is the new blue.
     
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