#1
Ok, I am just learning modes. ive ben plaing for a little over a year, and i dont get them. I know the Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian stuff and which notes are flats, but i dont know where to play them. Dont ask me what scale im playing cuz i have no idea. Theres supposed to be a chord you play along with them? Sry, i must be mentally challenged or somthing, because all i know is how to play songs, not any music theory stuff. Its hard enough for me to learn guitar, but to learn other stuff?
#2
http://magicbooktheory.com/g_modes1.htm

theres an explanation for you, all modes are are basically major scales being played over different keys. without chords, modes are just major scales, its the dissonance over the chords that brings out their tonal qualities.
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http://magicbooktheory.com/g_modes1.htm

theres an explanation for you, all modes are are basically major scales being played over different keys. without chords, modes are just major scales, its the dissonance over the chords that brings out their tonal qualities.


There are minor modes.
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TK1 tht like u posted it the tits! seriously brah, thanks =]
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There are minor modes.

i realize, but all a minor mode is is a major scale starting at the 6th degree. the only difference is what its played over and what notes you revolve around or accent in your playing.
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TK1 tht like u posted it the tits! seriously brah, thanks =]

no problem its what i do.
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#8
Before you start learning modes, you have to realize what they are. A mode is just an alteration of a major scale. The first mode, Ionian, is actually just a major scale. For instance lets take the A major scale. A B C# D E F# G#. Now, lets look at Dorian. B Dorian has the same notes as A major, but it has B as the root. Essentially, it's just the A major scale starting one interval up. And really that's the key to understanding modes: Think of them as a major scale starting on a different interval. All you have to do is figure out which modes are relative to each other. A Ionian=B Dorian=C# Phrygian etc.

After that, it's learning what chords work with what scales/modes and vice versa. But that's for another lesson.
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Ok, I am just learning modes. ive ben plaing for a little over a year, and i dont get them. I know the Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian stuff and which notes are flats, but i dont know where to play them. Dont ask me what scale im playing cuz i have no idea. Theres supposed to be a chord you play along with them? Sry, i must be mentally challenged or somthing, because all i know is how to play songs, not any music theory stuff. Its hard enough for me to learn guitar, but to learn other stuff?


If you are a guitarist I suggest playing them on the guitar.

Learn some basics, understand the basics, use the basics. You're jumping ahead of the game. I know the names of modes are alluring, but you are not likely to need to know them\use them for a long time, if at all.

The major scale is an excellent place to start learning theory. Just a hint.