* Notice that I'm using restrictive chords; in other words, I'm using chords that only allow one mode. The most commun are:
Cmay7#11 / Cm6 / C7 / Csus4/may7 * C Lydian / C dorian/ C Mixolydian / C Ionian
*Sometimes what you want is the opposite: With one chord use several modes. In order to do this, the best option are suspended chords: - _sus4 - Over this chords you might use Ionian, Dorian, Mixolydian, Aelian and phrygian scales. - _sus2 - Over this chord you might use Ionian, Dorian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian ______________________________________________________________________ Not Of This Earth The Fixed tonality in this song is E but the chords don't have E in the bass It begins with a calm, intriguing intro which chords are: C#m add9 / Cadd9 / C#add9 / Asus4 * *The beginning of this analysis has been made by myself. You won't find it like this in any webpage... But there is not fixed tonality so what Satriani does is to invert those chords with the base note E * *Note: The low E is done with the base guitar in the song So the chords finally look like: Emay7/6 / Em7/ b6 (no 5) / Emay/6 / E7sus4 First chord- With this chord you could use lydian and Ionian. Satriani choose's Lydian (better option because of it's sound) Second Chord- You could use Phrygian and Aeolian. Satriani chooses Aeolian Fourth Chord- You can only use E mixolydian. The result is the following: Elydian / E Aeolian/ E lydian / E Mixolydian Before ending up the lesson I must do some publicity to Joe Satriani: He's way of playing has inspired me to learn to play the frets but his knowledge is well beyond from what we've seen today, he can play any type of music but instead, he shows his own style where he expresses what he feels with notes. Apart from publicity, I tell you that all this can get really complicated. Today, we have only used mayor scales... Out there, people are using modes theory with harmonic and melodic minor... Besides, there are many exotic scale waiting to you to find them. I encourage people to learn music because it's what makes me who I am. Well, finally the lesson is over, I hope it's been useful. My intention is to upload more but first, I'll see how it goes. Thank you again for reading! Lesson by: B.P.J from Seville, Spain
- _may7#11 - 1 3 5 7 11#(4#) - Only Lydian scale has that 4# - _m6 - 1 b3 5 6 - Only Dorian has b3 and mayor 6th - _dom(7,9,13...)- 1 3 5 b7 * -Only mixolydian has 3 and b7 *(might have other tensions)
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