#1
how do u make a major scale minor? do you just take the 3rd and 5th note and flatten them? and also if u dont have ur modes memorized how do u find them out?
For example if u are in c major, i no u cant get dorian by just starting the scale in d but how do u figure out the other modes
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#2
The minor scale is a major scale with a flattened third, sixth, and seventh.
As for modes, the fact is that you simply aren't knowledgeable enough to be worrying about them. You need to worry about developing a firm working knowledge of tonal harmony.
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#3
The way do it is by adding 3 flats or removing 3 sharps from the key signature to make it minor. I use the same process for modes.
Add 1 flat/remove sharp from the major to make mixolydian
Add 1 sharp/remove flat from major to make lydian
Add 1 flat/remove sharp from minor to make phrygian
Add 1 sharp/remove flat from minor to make dorian
Add 2 flats/remove sharps from minor to make locrian.

So to get to C dorian, use the key signature for C minor which is 3 flats and remove a flat, so C dorian is 2 flats in a key signature.
Last edited by pwrmax at Feb 26, 2009,