Modal Tendencies

by Marius Bob

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  • The song is in Ebm and then in Eb tonality.

    We'll see how different scales works on the same chords.

    This lesson track contains the chords-scale/modes relationship.
    The progression of the first 16 bars part is Ebm(1 bar), D(1 bar), B(1 bar), F#m(1 bar)

    Bar 1: Ebm - Eb minor pentatonic

    Bar 2: D - D major pentatonic

    Bar 3: B - B major pentatonic

    Bar 4: F#m - C# minor pentatonic

    Bar 5: Ebm - Eb eolian (natural minor scale))

    Bar 6: D - D ionian(major scale)

    Bar 7: B - B ionian

    Bar 8: F#m - B minor pentatonic

    Bar 9: Ebm - Eb phrygian

    Bar 10: D - D lydian

    Bar 11: B - B ionian(starting on D#)

    Bar 12: F#m - F# eolian

    Bar 13: Eb - Eb harmonic minor

    Bar 14: D - Eb harmonic minor

    Bar 15: B - D ultralocrian

    Bar 16: F#m - D ultralocrian

    The progression for 17 - 29 bars is Eb, Bm, Eb, Bm

    Bar 17: Eb - Eb ionian

    Bar 18: Bm - B blues scale

    Bar 19: Eb - Eb ionian, but also works well Eb lydian

    Bar 20: Bm - B dorian

    Bar 21: Eb - Eb ionian

    Bar 22: Bm - B eolian

    Bar 23: Eb - Eb ionian

    Bar 24: Bm - B eolian

    Bar 25: Eb - Eb ionian

    Bar 26: Bm - B eolian

    Bar 27: Eb - Bb mixolydian

    Bar 28: Bm - B dorian

    Bar 29: Eb - ends with Bb note (5th)

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