Learning the Modes

by David Wallimann

Lesson step:

  • main
  • Members only1
  • Members only2
  • Members only3
  • 4
  • Members only5
  • Members only6
  • Members only7
  • Members only8
  • Difficulty: 4
Scrubbing / forward / rewind: arrow right, arrow left keys
Jump to start: Home or `s` , you can also click/tap the lesson part again (the numbers above player)
Go to next part: PageUP or End. ( iOS: swipe right or left over video )
Volume: ArrowUp / ArrowDown keys
Go to any part: Number keys (combinations also possible)
Pause or play: `k` or space key
Fullscreen: `f`, esc to close
  • Lesson
  • My notes
  • Statistics

  • Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian... Modes can be very confusing!
    I created this lesson to help you memorize the 7 modes taken out of a Major scale.
    In order to hear the chord they work over, I designed this exercice including the arpeggios that work over each mode.

    If practiced seriously, this lesson should definitally boost your mode knowledge and hopefully help you create interesting modal ideas.

    As a reminder, here are the seven modes followed by the type of chord/arpeggio they work over:

    Ionian : Maj 7 (Root, Maj 3rd, 5th, Maj 7th)

    Dorian : Min 7th (Root, min 3rd, 5th, min 7th)

    Phrygian : Min 7th (Root, min 3rd, 5th, min 7th)

    Lydian : Maj 7th (Root, Maj 3rd, 5th, Maj 7th)

    Mixolydian : 7th (Root, Maj 3rd, 5th, min 7th)

    Aeolian : Min 7th (Root, min 3rd, 5th, min 7th)

    Locrian : Min 7th dim 5th ((Root, min 3rd, dim 5th, min 7th)


    Hope you enjoy!
  • Login to use my notes. No GMC account? Register here.
  • REC Takes

      This lesson does not have any REC takes yet.
      Here is how to submit one.

    Lesson views

    • Total views: 0
    • Member views: 0
    • Guest views: 0