#1
I am looking for examples of songs in particular modes (e.g. "Song A" by "Band A" is in Ionian, "Song B" by "Band B" is in Lydian). Does anyone know of a list of these or give me some examples?

Thanks in advance!
#2
Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani -> the main riff and melody in this is based on the G Dorian scale.

Wherever I May Roam - Metallica ->> E phrygian

Simpson's Theme Tune - Lydian / and i think For The Love Of God by Steve Vai is based on the Lydian mode too.

Mixolydian -> alot of blues music. Crossroads by Eric Clapton, the main riff is definitely mixolydian.

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#3
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For The Love Of God by Steve Vai is based on the Lydian mode too.
Definately not. That's E Aeolian and Phrygian.

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Mixolydian -> alot of blues music. Crossroads by Eric Clapton, the main riff is definitely mixolydian.
Not really. It doesn't all fit into A Mixolydian, or any scale for that matter. You could say that it modulates between A, D, and E Mixolydian, but that makes things much more complicated than just calling it a "Blues in A."
#4
Psalm of Lydia might be in bflat or a sharp lydian modes, idk but u should check it out by Nevermore, if its not, then i guess i just over excited Jeff Loomis's pun-writing ability
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Psalm of Lydia might be in bflat or a sharp lydian modes, idk but u should check it out by Nevermore, if its not, then i guess i just over excited Jeff Loomis's pun-writing ability
It's in D minor (tuned down to Db), and he uses a lot of Phrygian and Phrygian Dominant.
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Definately not. That's E Aeolian and Phrygian.

Not really. It doesn't all fit into A Mixolydian, or any scale for that matter. You could say that it modulates between A, D, and E Mixolydian, but that makes things much more complicated than just calling it a "Blues in A."


Shit, my bad. I thought i read somewhere that for the love of god was based on lydian, but i must've got it wrong.

And as for the mixolydian thing, yeah, looking at what i said now - yep i'm wrong. i just didn't know any good examples of the mixolydian scale, but knew that you could use say A, D and E mixolydian over the different chord changes. ah well, thanks for correcting me.

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#8
Ionan: Blue Sky (allman bros), Eyes of the World (G. Dead)
Dorian: Eliz. Reed, Whippin' Post (allman bros.), THe other one (g.dead), Birds of a Feather(Phish)
Phrygian: White Rabbit (jefferson Airplane)
Lydian: Saint of Circumstance (g. dead), lots of frank zappa's stuff
Mixolydian: Fire on the Mtn, Dark STar (g. dead), Runaway Jim, Weekapaug Groove (phish)
Aeolian: Solo from Stairway to heaven
Locrian:? jazz and metal mostly
#9
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Locrian:? jazz and metal mostly
Locrian isn't really something in which you write an entire song. It will usually be used for playing over a m7b5 chord.

That said, the beginning of Rush's "YYZ" uses Locrian.
#10
Simpson's Theme Tune - Lydian


Nope. Lydian Augmented.
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#11
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Locrian isn't really something in which you write an entire song. It will usually be used for playing over a m7b5 chord.

That said, the beginning of Rush's "YYZ" uses Locrian.



yea, i thought YYZ used locrian but i don't have the song so i couldn't say for sure.

As for the mode itself, guess what i meant is that half dim. sevend chords aren't normally seen in popular music. Most of 'em i've seen are in jazz.
#12
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As for the mode itself, guess what i meant is that half dim. sevend chords aren't normally seen in popular music. Most of 'em i've seen are in jazz.
Right, but I don't think many songs are written with Locrian as the primary scale.