Lesson

Playing Musical Modes Copy

In this video I explain what the 7 musical modes are and how they are all related. We’ve covered scales and basic music theory. This is more of a continuation of the Additional Scales video.

Remember your modes! By saying…

I Don’t Practice Lousy Modes A Lot.

Here is the order of notes to play modes in any key!

Ionian – W W H W W W H
Dorian – W H W W W H W
Phrygian – H W W W H W W
Lydian – W W W H W W H
Mixolydian – W W H W W H W
Aeolian – W H W W H W W
Locrian – H W W H W W W

OR

Ionian – 2 2 1 2 2 2 1
Dorian – 2 1 2 2 2 1 2
Phrygian – 1 2 2 2 1 2 2
Lydian – 2 2 2 1 2 2 1
Mixolydian – 2 2 1 2 2 1 2
Aeolian – 2 1 2 2 1 2 2
Locrian – 1 2 2 1 2 2 2

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This is video 11 of a 14 part series on Music Theory, and shortcuts to writing music.