Mode Theory Question
John72
Jan 22 2012, 07:59 PM
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I'm still trying to get familiar with modes and stuff, but something has me confused. I have some sheet music with chord changes, and a tabbed solo to go with it. It also has what scales the tab is using with each chord. But, when I try to look at the scale, it doesn't match the notes in the tab, so....

I think the progression is in Em (the music has one sharp in the key signature.) The progression goes like this (with the mode they list in parenthesis):

Em (harmonic minor)
Em7 (Dorian)
D (Natural minor)
A (Dorian)
Em (Blues)
Em7 (Phrygian)
D (Dorian)
A (Mixolydian)
F#m (Major)
A (Major)
B (Major)
E (Major)
F#m (Major)
A (Mixolydian)
E (Mixolydian)
E (Major Pentatonic)

So, in looking at the chords and the scales, does that mean use E harmonic minor over the Em, D Natural Minor over the D, A Mixolydian over the A? Or should all the scaled be E? I think there may be some passing tones in there that could be confusing the issue, so I just want to make sure I'm looking at the right scales.

Thanks for any help.

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