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Sinister
post Jan 11 2019, 11:35 PM
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Hi all

Im a little confused about modes. I understand that for each mode in a key the notes are the same but start at a different position. But I dont understand how to tell which mode I am playing in! If the notes are the same for a C Ionian and a D dorian, how do I know which mode a lick is in? I see these lessons on modes and they play them in different positions on the fretboard and thats where I'm a little confused. huh.gif

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Sinister
post Jan 12 2019, 10:27 PM
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Ok so I just put emphasis on different notes? So if I'm playing in the key of G, and I play an A minor, I can play A dorian over that and use A as a root note? And same for G major, I can play G Ionian and use G as the root note? Hope I understand that correctly! Starting to slowly make sense...
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Todd Simpson
post Jan 13 2019, 05:37 AM
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If you are playing in the key of G, you can focus on landing on the root note G. Whether playing in Major or Minor, just landing on a G note will "resolve" your lick/tension. You would not use A as a root note when playing in G, typically. You'd just keep using G. Each position of Major Scale, position 1, 2, 3, etc. will look just like other shapes, but as long as you keep landing on a G, you are still "resolving to G" and are still playing in the key of G. So no, you would not resolve to A when playing G, typically. Unless you were trying to make it sound that way smile.gif

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Ok so I just put emphasis on different notes? So if I'm playing in the key of G, and I play an A minor, I can play A dorian over that and use A as a root note? And same for G major, I can play G Ionian and use G as the root note? Hope I understand that correctly! Starting to slowly make sense...
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