Starting To Learn The Scales. Part 2

The second lesson is on the Ionian scale, which is technically the major scale, so click on the link and learn!

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Section 1: First in my previous lesson people didn't grasp what the term IONIAN means. This is the name of the scale. The IONIAN scale is more commonly referred to as the major scale so if you are a beginner call it the major scale. Secondly this lesson is going to go over mode two of the Ionian scale whole. If you missed my first lesson, which is important, click hear to review or learn because it is important to learn each mode (or scale). (This says for beginners but its a bit more advanced.) Section 2: Here is the second mode of the f major scale (remember this can be moved around according to what key you are in.) Ionian (Major scale) Mode II Key of F
e------------------------------5-6-8----
B------------------------5-6-8----------
G------------------3-5-7----------------
D------------3-5-7----------------------
A-------3-5-7---------------------------
E-3-5-6---------------------------------
*Remember that this is a moveable scale depending on key. EXAMPLE: Ionian (Major Scale) mode II Key of G
e-------------------------------7-8-10-
B-------------------------7-8-10-------
G-------------------5-7-9--------------
D-------------5-7-9--------------------
A-------5-7-9--------------------------
E-5-7-8--------------------------------
Lastly if you want to Master these scales just descend then ascend wile practicing. This helps build forum, muscle memory, and lastly it forces u to recall the scale when you come back to your guitar to play it.

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    Sean0913
    Parts of this is right, and at the same time...none of this is right. Ionian is the name given to a Mode, and it is the pitch equivalent of a Major Scale. The problem with using that second scale (G Dorian) is that it's nothing. If you play it end to end, its abstract. But put it to music, and the progression must be Dorian in the background, or a Droning G note that NEVER changes, or else, you're simply playing F Major, in the key, and you might as well, name Dorian a person's name like "Charlie" because G Dorian will not be functioning as anything other than F Major at all. Its important that when you teach something that it be made useful, and if useful, then it must be accurate. Otherwise the scales are not modes and are in no way used Modally. I teach for a living locally as well as online throughout the world, and the reason this seems confusing, is it commits the same sins all lessons on modes do, they give an abstract fact and then they fail to show its application, most of the time because they don't know how themselves.
    daniel.kPL
    mode II
    mode II of a major scale is a Dorian mode. If you changed the fingering, it's just a change of fingering, am I right ? Hey man, you really don't explain anything, I'm an advanced player and I don't get what you ment writing this lesson. Work on it, because knowledge is worth spreading !
    iaceu
    Daniel's right. The second mode of the major scale is called Dorian. Sam, you wrote: "...it is important to learn each mode (or scale)." A mode is not a scale, necessarily. The F Major scale happens to be equivalent to the Dorian mode of the G Major scale, but I find it much more helpful to think of them as different things. Trying to call modes scales just confuses the issue. And to be overly technical about it, given that the second mode of the F Major scale is Dorian, then the notes of that scale would be, adapting your diagram from part 1: e-----3-4-6- B-----3-4-6----- G-----1-3-5----- D--- --1-3-5----- A-----1-3-5----- E-1-3-4----- What you've shown here for mode II of the F Major scale is this: e-----5-6-8---- B-----5-6-8----- G-----3-5-7----- D-----3-5-7----- A-----3-5-7----- E-3-5-6----- That is actually mode II (Dorian) of the G Major scale, which is just the G Major scale with a flat 3rd and 7th, which makes it identical to the F Major scale with G as its tonal center, which is the same as saying the F Major scale starting on G. Comparing the two scales side-by side: F Major: F G A Bb C D E F G Dorian: G A Bb C D E F G You can see that they are the same, but shifted up one note. And the modes continue similarly in that way, with Phrygian beginning on A, and so on.
    iaceu
    Bah. I messed up the formatting on those TABs. Sorry about that.
    iaceu
    That's a better and more concise way to point out what I was trying to say, Sean.
    samhurley7
    but the names of the scales have scales in them selfs such as Ionian theres seven positions for each key witch corrospond.
    Sean0913
    Sure they have the names in the scales, but their functions are not modal. They are the pitch equivalent of a Mode, the difference being, in the context that you would play them. In this lesson, you don't have a Modal context; all you have are a bunch of major scales played starting on different notes of that Major scale.