You also might be interested in
Our goal in this C Major scale lesson block is to play the C scale in P1 in alpha-tone order. To do this, we will first play a linear version on string 2, then on string 5, then use equivalents to stack them up in P1. We played a linear version of a scale in the E Major scale lesson in Base.
C Major Scale • Linear on String 2As with the E Major scale on string 1, make some position decisions. Train for 1 minute. Then jam with the sonic content for 1 minute. That's 2 minutes.
Basic mods include GMaj7, G7, Gm11, Gm, Gsus9, G9.
A mode is a scale. A scale which produces a distinct and recognizable sound. We can 'create' them in different ways. One way is to think in terms of a parent key; from where it can be derived. Another is to use a common shell and add tones. Even another is to use paralleling.
- Modes are portable. We can use any where they fit [even outside their key center], and also think in different ways to organize them and apply them to the fretboard.
- We can play music [a song] that is based in a mode other than Major (or typical minor). Songs can be based in D Dorian, etc.
- The number of tones in a scale is the number of modes it can produce [7 tone scales mean that there are 7 modes - each tone can be a 'starting point']. So, the minimum number of names that a scale can have is the same as the number of tones in the scale. If a scale has 7 tones, it has a minimum of 7 names [just as the pentatonic has minimum of 5 names]. Sometimes, scales have more than one name [C Major is C Ionian - same thing, two names].
- Mode names follow Greek tribal names (not necessarily that each tribe played the mode as its trademark sound). They are Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian.