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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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    Another trick that you can employ to make your melodies more memorable is to use an unexpected note. This doesn’t mean a note that is out of the key that you are writing in or a note that is otherwise dissonant; what it means is an extreme interval that somehow ties into the lyric. Listen to the note that Garth Brooks hits when he sings the word ‘Low’ in the song ‘I’ve got some friends in low places’ for an example of what I’m talking about.