Friday, October 22, 2010

Major Scales

The major scale can be thought of as the mother of everything.   All other things come from it, chords, other scales, etc....  You can think of the major scale as the classic ( Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do) thing.

Heres a chart for the major scales and all of the modes that come with it.  A mode is a scale starting on different note.   These are their Greek names:  Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian.  They are also known as church modes.

The Ionian mode(which is the major scale btw) is the first one.  Dorian is the major scale starting on the second note.  Phrygian is the major scale starting on third note.  Lydian is the major scale starting on the fourth note and so forth.

http://maxnealguitar.blogspot.com/2010/10/major-scales.html

2 comments:

  1. Hay ,..today i found this site ,looks great !..i start richt away whit the modes !...thanks for posting this...greetings !

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  2. Thank you, keep checking back there will be more stuff added from time to time. be sure and tell your friends too. thanks

    Max

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