Hello everyone,

I am relatively new to modes and I think
I am getting the picture of how the
major modes work. But not sure about
when and if I am using them with the right
intention. Let me explain,

For example if a song I wrote is in the key
of B major and using a 1-IV-V progression and
when I get to the guitar solo I do
the following chord progressions:

Underlying rythym chord: B Major
Mode: Ionian
Solo: Using B major scale
Key: B Major

Underlying rythym chord: B Minor
Mode: B Dorian
Solo: Using A major scale
Key: A Major

Underlying rythym chord: B Major
Mode: B Lydian
Solo: Using F# major scale
Key: F# Major

Underlying rythym chord: D Minor
Mode: C Dorian
Solo: Using C major scale
Key: C major

Underlying rythym chord: G Major
Key: C major
Mode: G Mixolidian
Solo: Using C major scale

Underlying rythym chord: A Minor diminished
(A, C and Db)
Key: B flat major
Mode: A Locrian
Solo: Using B flat major scale

Now assuming I got the above correct....
My lead solo part of my song would change
key 5 times ?? Is this ok..? Usually
most songs have their solo parts staying to
the same key as the rest of the song!!!!
So what gives with these modes....??? it seems
like whenever we use them we are forced to
change keys every time we want to switch mode.

From what I remember, most songs stay in
the same key during their guitar solos..... right?

So my question becomes.... is changing keys like this
during a solo frowned upon or is it accepted
so long the changes sound pleasing?

Thanks for your help, advice and feedback
Last edited by JackOnTheRocks at Aug 26, 2015,
there has been about 50000 of these threads, look in musician talk forum, lol..beware
All I was looking for was an:

Yeah that's ok and typical


No way that's not good

Thanks ay!
Last edited by JackOnTheRocks at Aug 26, 2015,
If you are not taking lessons already i would start. i have been taking lessons and working on modes for awhile and there is much more to just learning the shapes.