#1
Am i the only one having trouble understanding this **** even though its been explained to me 3 times..
#3
Quote by wuffwuffwuffy
Am i the only one having trouble understanding this **** even though its been explained to me 3 times..
Modes are an EXTREMELY difficult musical concept. Most musicians would have trouble understanding them. I dont expect anyone that has been studying music for less than a year to grasp modes.

They are not a basic skill.

Reading this: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=503032 and this: http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learning_music_theory_the_beginning.html may help
#4
modes are degrees of the scale they change one part so an Ionian or Majo scale would be the 1234567 all whole notes starting with the bass note and so on so a C Maj scale would be CDEFGABC, but a mode would flat or sharpen one note like a Lydian mode simply sharps the 4th note meaning it would go 1,2,3,#4,5,6,7,1 right
#5
First, learn the scales (modes), then learn what to use them for.

>Ionian Mode

This is the major scale.


>Dorian Mode
This is the minor scale, but move the sixth note up a semitone.


>Phrygian Mode

This scale has a minor feel. You play the minor scale (natural), with these changes:
--Move the second note down a semitone.


>Lydian Mode
This it the major scale, but move the fourth note of the scale up one semitone.


>Mixolydian Mode

This is the major scale with the seventh note down a semitone.


>Aeolian Mode
This is the natural minor scale (i.e no sharpened seventh).


>Locrian Mode
This is a crazy mode, which is diminished. Very rarely used outside jazz, but I'll give you the construction anyway. Play the minor scale and:
--Move the second note down a semitone.
--Move the third note down a semitone.
--Move the fith note down a semitone.
--Move the sixth note down a semitone.
--Move the seventh note down a semitone.


Here's the site I used, because it has the progressions you can use said modes over:
http://www.blackbeltguitar.com/news/show_news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1101883662&archive=

Also Wikipedia has some sound bytes of the modes being played:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_mode
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#6
Quote by bartdevil_metal
First, learn the scales (modes), then learn what to use them for.

>Ionian Mode

This is the major scale.


>Dorian Mode
This is the minor scale, but move the sixth note up a semitone.


>Phrygian Mode

This scale has a minor feel. You play the minor scale (natural), with these changes:
--Move the second note down a semitone.


>Lydian Mode
This it the major scale, but move the fourth note of the scale up one semitone.


>Mixolydian Mode

This is the major scale with the seventh note down a semitone.


>Aeolian Mode
This is the natural minor scale (i.e no sharpened seventh).


>Locrian Mode
This is a crazy mode, which is diminished. Very rarely used outside jazz, but I'll give you the construction anyway. Play the minor scale and:
--Move the second note down a semitone.
--Move the third note down a semitone.
--Move the fith note down a semitone.
--Move the sixth note down a semitone.
--Move the seventh note down a semitone.


Here's the site I used, because it has the progressions you can use said modes over:
http://www.blackbeltguitar.com/news/show_news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1101883662&archive=

Also Wikipedia has some sound bytes of the modes being played:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_mode


Good site.