#2
Yeah. Just memorize the key that the mode is generated from.
C major - C D E F G A B C

Then you can generate the modes one my one just by moving your starting position within that key.

D Dorian - D E F G A B C D
E Phyrigian - E F G A B C D E
F lyidian - F G A B C D E F
G Mixolydian - G A B C D E F G
A Aeolian A B C D E F G A
B Locrian B C D E F G A B
So as long as you know the key you began in, its extremely easy to know its modes.

But if your talking about the names of the modes, they aren't all that important because outside of the major key the modes are labeled by different names.
Last edited by Windwaker at Oct 10, 2007,
#3
The same way I memorized anything else on guitar...practice. I haven't found a better way than that.
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#4
What i did was memorize the formulas and names... the same way you study. read it over and over, take notes, review notes, and 'test' myself.
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What i did was memorize the formulas and names... the same way you study. read it over and over, take notes, review notes, and 'test' myself.


+1

Well for the modes of the major scale, try this:

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Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian

I didn't come up with it. Someone here (a long time ago) posted this in a similar thread and I took it up from there.
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Use them
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