#4
Ionian-Happy
Dorian-Bluesly Minor
Phrygian-Dark, Spanish Minor
Lydian-Goofy Major (Think "Simpsons" theme, that is Lydian)
Mixolydian-This oen is hard. The obvious answer is "bluesly major," but I find Mixolydian to have so many different sounds it's ridiculous.
Aeolian-Pure Minor
Locrian-Evil, Diminished
#5
bgc has it...

ionian=happy
dorian=happy minor
phrygian=dark, spanishy, exotic minor
lydian=i guess "goofy" works
mixolydian=i have trouble classifying this one too
aeolain=sad minor
locrian=dark, evil
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#6
what is phrygian?
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Quote by tamargoguitar
what is phrygian?
It's the third mode of the major scale. The intervals are 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7. It is a dark, Spanish sounding minor scale.
#8
Sometimes it helps to think of songs that have that sound. Examples:

dorian=Oye Como Va, Evil Ways (Santana)

phrygian=This Love (Pantera) (altho I think Dimebag is using mostly minor pentatonic for the solos, the main riff the song starts off with has that phrygian sound because of the flat second)

lydian=Flying in a Blue Dream (Satriani)

mixolydian=main riff in outro of Ramblin' Man (Allman Bros) (probably dating myself here...)

trivia question: can anyone name a solo or song that uses locrian mode?
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Quote by bangoodcharlote
It's the third mode of the major scale. The intervals are 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7. It is a dark, Spanish sounding minor scale.


yeah, to me, the minor second gives it the exotic desperado feel
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#11
Hmm, let's have a go as well then...

Ionian-Happy
Dorian-Not so minor minor
Phrygian-Zorro
Lydian-Bambi emerging from the forest, floaty
Mixolydian-Jig!
Aeolian-Sadness
Locrian-Tension, Shower scene in Psycho
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Quote by guitarviz
Sometimes it helps to think of songs that have that sound. Examples:

dorian=Oye Como Va, Evil Ways (Santana)

phrygian=This Love (Pantera) (altho I think Dimebag is using mostly minor pentatonic for the solos, the main riff the song starts off with has that phrygian sound because of the flat second)

lydian=Flying in a Blue Dream (Satriani)

mixolydian=main riff in outro of Ramblin' Man (Allman Bros) (probably dating myself here...)

trivia question: can anyone name a solo or song that uses locrian mode?



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#13
Quote by bangoodcharlote
It's the third mode of the major scale. The intervals are 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7. It is a dark, Spanish sounding minor scale.


Can somebody please tell me the intervals for the other modes? That would be really great.
#14
Ionian 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 All major intervals make it sound happy.
Dorian 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 The major 6th gives dorian a happier sound than aeolian, which is considered the natural minor.
Phrygian 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 This mode sounds darker than aeolian or dorian because it has the flatted second. People say that the flat second gives it a spanish/cowboy sound.
Lydian 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7 This mode sounds quirky and weird because it has a sharp fourth. Considering a sharp fourth is just a different name for a flatted fifth, and a flatted fifth is a dissonant interval, having a sharp fourth in a major scale makes it sound weird.
Mixolydian 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 This is my favorite mode. The flat seventh gives it a sound great for funk. Also, if you're going to put a solo over a major key song, the mixolydian mode adds a lot of flavor to it.
Aeolian 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 This is the natural minor scale. It sounds sad because of its three flatted intervals. A lot of metal is in this mode.
Locrian 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7 Okay this is a really difficult scale to use if you don't play death metal. Most of the intervals are minor and the fifth is diminished. I never use this one, but it's good to know anyways.

Hope that helped.
#16
Mixolydian sounds jazzy. A 'jazzy sound' stems mostly from the use of four note seventh chords as opposed to triads. Play the chords C Dm Am G. Now play Cmaj7 Dm7 Am7 G7. Just adding the 7th to those chords changed the whol sound. If you put a solo over that in G mixolydian, with a lot of melodic runs and minimal bends, it'd sound jazzy.
#18
Will the Locrian Mode give me that metal kind of sound? As long as my chords are a half-step from each other?
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