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post Dec 9 2008, 11:47 AM
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Great lessons on modal pentatonics. i really am learning something new. Is there any way I can get hold of the chord progressions used on the backing tracks. For example, your lesson on modal phrygian pentatonics starts, I think, in Ami -> Bb -> Gmi but then what? I heard a C somewhere, but I cannot figure out the whole chord sequence. Can anybody help ? Or do I just break down the modal scale into triads : A Bb C D E F G A = Ami Bb C Dmi Emib5 F Gmi Ami ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. D.W. is brilliant. Lord Gnome (France)
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post Dec 9 2008, 05:16 PM
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First of all, thanks a lot for the kind words!
Here is the chord progression of that lesson:

Am - Bb/A (that's Bb with A on bass...)
Gm - Bb
Dm - C
Bb - Am


All the chords are "extracted" from the mode you are working on. You are right, you should harmonize the mode you are working with with the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th (if you want) starting from each note of the mode.
That will give you the 7 chords you can use to create the backing track.

As you can see, I often keep the bass of the modal key you work with to emphasize the color of the mode.

I hope that helps!

PS: Where in France are you?



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post Dec 12 2008, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE (David Wallimann @ Dec 9 2008, 06:16 PM) *
First of all, thanks a lot for the kind words!
Here is the chord progression of that lesson:

Am - Bb/A (that's Bb with A on bass...)
Gm - Bb
Dm - C
Bb - Am


All the chords are "extracted" from the mode you are working on. You are right, you should harmonize the mode you are working with with the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th (if you want) starting from each note of the mode.
That will give you the 7 chords you can use to create the backing track.

As you can see, I often keep the bass of the modal key you work with to emphasize the color of the mode.

I hope that helps!

PS: Where in France are you?


Thanks a million David ! Great idea to keep the bass of the modal key for stressed colour. Will 4 note chords work the same ? Like in C : CMaj7 dmi7 emi7 FMaj7 etc.... ? I was born in Liverpool England but i came to France for a tour with a band as a singer and I stayed here. The bass player in the band was from Grenoble in the Alps and he invited me to come look see. Compared to Liverpool for countryside, food, etc. there was no comparison so I sent down roots. Then I became honest (LOL) and got a job as a University professor. I understand you went the other way from France to the USA. Thanks again. Phil.
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post Dec 13 2008, 12:35 AM
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Cool man!
Yes, you can use 4 note chords, anything will work as long as you use the notes from the mode you're working with.
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