Overview of the “Modes” – Lesson 59

About Overview of the “Modes” – Lesson 59

Level: Intermediate

Overview of the “Modes” – Lesson 59

In this lesson we explain the “Modes” and how they differ from the seven positions of the Major scale.

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What did he just say?!

I know that this is a crazy concept to just tell your mind to think of one thing as two completely different things altogether but it will make sense soon enough I promise!

I am gonna let this sink in so no confusing bonus material from me today! You’re welcome!

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Teemu Sirviö
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Teemu Sirviö Overall great explanation about the scales. I didn't know what they even were or what I'm doing. Turns out I already knew what they were but wasn't able to find them or use them on purpose. Well, now I do, thanks to this.
Alex Olson
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Alex Olson So playing modally is essentially accentuating notes of the underlying chords, correct?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. No. Each mode is separate and must be thought of that way. It's best to think of each mode as having its own scale, chords and properties. Take D Dorian. It is a D minor scale. Period. EVERYTHING about it is minor. It sounds minor and you play minor licks over it. When I'm playing in D Dorian - I am simply thinking of playing in Dm. The confusing part is that it just HAPPENS to share the same notes as a C Major scale - but the LAST thing you should be thinking about when soloing over it is C Major. Make sense?
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