Understanding Modes
 Jun 18 2008, 08:56 PM Post #1 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 138 Joined: 6-January 08 Member No.: 3.734 Hello my friendsrecently i finaly understood modesso am i right or rong?: Modes are a difrent way to play scales, its playing a scale in a difrent pattern right?please do correct me if im rongyou guys rulecya -------------------- MEN! BANG YOUR HEAD...MEN! WAKE THE DEAD!
 Jun 18 2008, 09:01 PM Post #2 Accomplished Tone Master Group: GMC Wiki:er Posts: 1.745 Joined: 17-January 08 From: Scotland Member No.: 3.866 You're sort of right. If you have a major scale, this is the Ionian Mode. If if you play this same scale but starting and ending on the 2nd of the Ionian (so this new note is the tonic), then you are playing in Dorian. This continues up through all the intervals of the scale. This also works with any scale. Hope this helps. If you want to learn about modes Andrew has very good theory lessons about them. Btw i know my explanation isn't very good but i just wanted to quickly explain it simply, i think if you want to learn it properly you need to read andrews lessons. This post has been edited by Matt23: Jun 18 2008, 09:08 PM
 Jun 18 2008, 09:08 PM Post #3 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 138 Joined: 6-January 08 Member No.: 3.734 yeah thx dude -------------------- MEN! BANG YOUR HEAD...MEN! WAKE THE DEAD!
 Jun 18 2008, 09:09 PM Post #4 Get to da Chopper! Group: GMC Senior Posts: 2.700 Joined: 18-March 07 From: South Wales, UK Member No.: 1.374 Ahh Modes...Modes are variations of a scale. We play a mode be playing the same scale but starting from a different note.For example... in CMode one of the major scale is ..C Ionian:C D E F G A BThe second mode starts at the second interval:D dorianD E F G A B Cand so on.However, this is only the tip of the iceberg. We are not playing modally by using D dorian, E phrygian over a C major groove- as these just contain the same notes and are still over a C groove.To unlock their "power" it is usual to play for example a C lydian lead over a riff that uses the C lydian scale. Many people forget about whats underneath the lead and this is one of the more effective ways to bring out the flavour of the mode.Hope that helps some.
 Jun 18 2008, 09:10 PM Post #5 Accomplished Tone Master Group: GMC Wiki:er Posts: 1.745 Joined: 17-January 08 From: Scotland Member No.: 3.866 Yeh that's a lot better explanation than mine
 Jun 18 2008, 09:15 PM Post #6 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 851 Joined: 26-April 07 From: The Sunshine State Member No.: 1.688 Great Explanation Deeproots!IT just opened up my eyes to alot of stuff, Good Job.5 stars!
 Jun 18 2008, 09:23 PM Post #7 Get to da Chopper! Group: GMC Senior Posts: 2.700 Joined: 18-March 07 From: South Wales, UK Member No.: 1.374 QUOTE (Slammer @ Jun 18 2008, 09:15 PM) Great Explanation Deeproots!IT just opened up my eyes to alot of stuff, Good Job.5 stars!I swear he does this just to wind me up
 Jun 18 2008, 09:24 PM Post #8 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 851 Joined: 26-April 07 From: The Sunshine State Member No.: 1.688 Deeproots FTW!
 Jun 18 2008, 11:35 PM Post #9 Instructor Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 25.396 Joined: 20-November 07 From: Belgrade, Serbia Member No.: 3.341 Deeproots I must say man, me too am appalled by your sudden bursts of theory knowledge! Just kiddin' man, nice explanation -------------------- - Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
 Jun 18 2008, 11:44 PM Post #10 Get to da Chopper! Group: GMC Senior Posts: 2.700 Joined: 18-March 07 From: South Wales, UK Member No.: 1.374 Thanks Ivan But Andrew is the man with the plan here- its thanks to him that i learned about the modes and diatonic thoery in general.

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