#1
When i'm looking at the chord changes to a song, how do i know which mode to use?
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#3
no, just more of, i want to figure out from how to use what scale where. like, i want to be able to look at the chord changes and say, hey, i should use locrian, or something like that
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#4
when writing the music and using a note out side of the scale, isn't that called an "accidental?"
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#5
by my very limited understanding, you play in the key your chords are in, and a good mode to play tends to be the one thats on the same degree as the chord, someone correct me if im wrong
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#7
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when writing the music and using a note out side of the scale, isn't that called an "accidental?"
A accidental is the actual marking in the sheet music. You're describing a chromatic tone.

If you have a progression Am G F E7, you play A Natural Minor over the first three chords. It is unnecessary to think of it as A Aeolian, G Mixo, and F Lydian. Over the E7 chord, you play A Harmonic Minor.

However, certain chromatic tones, such as Eb, will sound better over certain chords in that progression. Listen to the difference between playing Eb over F and Am.
#8
just pick any mode of the same key

if its a major chord use a major mode (ionian, lydian, mixolydian)
same with minor (dorian, phyrgian, aolean, locrian)

thats what i do, but i can't be certain if those are the actual rules or not...
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