#1
Your all probly sick of hearing questions on modes but i got a few more...
iv been learning about different modes and iv got the whole concept of how they work but im kinda confused on how i apply this to playing/writing

How do i know when to use each mode and which one will sound best?
How do i know when to change modes?
Transitions between modes?
Writing music with modes?

its kinda hard to practice playing dif modes along with songs... i was using some midi files i found off zentao.com to practice them but that got kinda old.... suggestions anyone?
#2
say you have a song in C and it goes through a lengthy progression that goes through E and G and then back to C. if youre doing licks and stuff you would play in C major, E phrygian and G mixolydian. typically.

what that does is that you dont have to sharp or flat anything, youre using the same notes but just using a different tonal center. otherwise for E you would sharp F C G and D and for G you would sharp F.

modes are used for when you dont want to Completely modulate to a different key but you want to move along with something like a bassline.

someone can probably give you a link to a lesson, thats what usually happens when someone says the word 'mode'
#3
The chord progression you are playing over (or are writing) will dictate the mode you use to play over the top. Just as all the modes in a given key use the same notes in a different order, they will all use the same chords. Some examples using the chords from C Major: If you have the progression C | Am | F | G you will play the C major scale. If you have Am | F | Am | G you will use A minor (A Aeolian). If the progression is G | Am | G | F you would use G Mixolydian. You could also switch to the mode of each chord as you move through the progression, but that can over-complicate things.
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