#1
This is probably going to sound like a noob question...But what is the actual "definition" of a mode?

Also,I know there are different modes that are used for different styles of music,but can someone tell me some common modes and which styles are assocated with them? Thank you.
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#2
Quote by Z-Bone
This is probably going to sound like a noob question...But what is the actual "definition" of a mode?

Also,I know there are different modes that are used for different styles of music,but can someone tell me some common modes and which styles are assocated with them? Thank you.


It's more of a mood than a style you associate to a mode.
#3
...Thanks for the response man.
What doesn't kill you,only makes you pissed off.
#4
A mode is an inversion of a certain scale ie. the same notes played but starting from a diffferent root note and thus resolving on a different note. The most common seven modes are those originating from the major scale, and they are:

I. Ionian - the major scale eg. C Ionian mode (C D E F G A B C)
II. Dorian - major scale from the second note eg. D Dorian (D E F G A B C D)
III. Phrygian - from the third eg. E Phrygian mode (E F G A B C D E)
IV. Lydian...
V. Mixolydian...
VI. Aeolian...
VII. Locrian...
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#5
Ok,that actually helped a bit.Thank you.
What doesn't kill you,only makes you pissed off.