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Practical Guide to Easily Master Music Scale Modes

August 12th, 2014 by

Music Scale Modes

A Mode is a type of scale created by establishing a new tonic within a preexisting scale. To create a mode establish a new tonic on one of the notes other than root.  Using modes in creating a melody will influence the mood and emotion of the music. Here are the Scales Modes starting with the ionian mode.

Ionian Mode

This mode starts on the 1st note of the major scale.  So in fact this is the major scale.

Ionian Mode Scale

Mood: Happy, bright, triumphant.

Scale Type: Major (more…)

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