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The 7 Modes of The Major Scale

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Each mode starts on a different degree of the major scale. For example, the ionian mode begins with the first degree or note of the major scale, C in the key of C major. The dorian mode starts with the second degree, D. Notate that a mode is considered major when it has a major third interval (two steps) between the tonic and third, for example C and E in the ionian mode.  It is considered as a minor mode when there is a minor third interval (1 step and half) between the tonic and the third such from D to F in the dorian mode.

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IONIAN

DORIAN

PHRYGIAN

LYDIAN

MIXOLYDIAN

AEOLIAN

LOCRIAN

C, D, E, F , G, A, B

D, E, F, G, A, B, C

E, F, G, A, B, C, D

F, G, A, B, C, D, E

G, A, B, C, D, E, F

A, B, C, D, E, F, G

B, C, D, E, F, G, A

Major Mode

Minor Mode

Minor Mode

Major Mode

Major Mode

Minor Mode

Minor Mode

In This Course You'll Learn:

  • How to play the 7 modes of the major scale
  • Improve your sight- reading skills
  • Learn the modes in all keys
  • Enhance your chromatic harmonica technique

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