#1
Right now, im learning how to solo in key. I have a few questions


1 - major
2 - minor
3 - minor
4 - major
5 - major
6 - minor
7 - diminished

does that always apply? So a major chord is always 1? even when you in a minor key? So If i were playing the Am scale, my chords would be



Am  Bm  C  D  Em  Fdim  G  
 2   3  4  5  6   7     1



2. What modes work with what scales? Like, would Ionian be major or minor?

Im sure ill have more questions on the way, i just want to clear some things up
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#3
are those the only two modes that act as major/minor scales?
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#4
That rule only applies to major scales. To apply a similar rule to minor scales just add 2 to every number and loop it back around.
#5
That exact formula only allows you to start with the major key in spot #1, ex. in C maj, Cmaj would be 1, dmin would be 2 and so on. In minor keys and any other keys, you would start with whatever degree of the major scale it corresponds to. ex. with amin, you would start at 6 (because a is the 6th degree of the Cmaj scale), so the 7 would be bdim and so on. As for modes, whatever degree of the major scale you want to play in, would correspond to the different mode. ex. amin, 6th degree of the C major scale, would use the aeolian mode, emin, the 3rd degree of the C major scale would use the phrygian mode. for the modes, you would place the mode on the root note. (for e phrygian, you would make the root note of the phrygian scale e). Hope this helps, sorry for the wordiness, if you have any more questions, ask me.
#6
I - ionian
ii - dorian
iii - phrygian
IV - lydian
V - mixolydian
vi - aeolian (natural minor)
vii' - locrian
#7
Quote by DrewConley
I - ionian
ii - dorian
iii - phrygian
IV - lydian
V - mixolydian
vi - aeolian (natural minor)
vii' - locrian


does that mean for example, im playing in the C Major scale and the chord progression goes: C Em G

I could play C Inonian, E Phrygian, and G Mixolydian?

also can anyone explain the formula for minor scales a little better?
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#8
Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
does that mean for example, im playing in the C Major scale and the chord progression goes: C Em G

I could play C Inonian, E Phrygian, and G Mixolydian?
That's what's going on. When you play C D E F G A B C over a C chord, it's C Ionian. Over an Em chord, it's E Phrygian. Over a G chord, it's G Mixolydian. You don't have to change position or even think about it, it just happens.

Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
also can anyone explain the formula for minor scales a little better?
As in what? These are the minor modes. They are this way because that;s what happens when you create modes of the major scale.

Aeolian-1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
Dorian-1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
Phrygian-1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
#9
Quote by bangoodcharlote

As in what? These are the minor modes. They are this way because that;s what happens when you create modes of the major scale.

Aeolian-1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
Dorian-1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
Phrygian-1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7



Nah, im not talking about the modes, im talking how this is the formula for major chords

1 - major
2 - minor
3 - minor
4 - major
5 - major
6 - minor
7 - diminished

well then what is it for minor chords? Because wouldnt the 1 chord need to be minor? Can anyone clear this up?
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#10
anyone?
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#11
I suck at explaining things so here's a good lesson that I used to learn this:

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id43_en.html


edit: if you have any further questions after that lesson i could help you out.
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