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Modes of the Major Scale

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G Mixolydian
A Mixolydian scale is when you play from the 5th degree of the major scale to an octave above, so for G Mixolydian, the notes are:
  • G · A · B · C · D · E · F · G
Each mode has an associated chord that is comprised of the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th degrees of the mode. For G Mixolydian, this chord is an G 7 and the notes it contains are:
  • G 7: G · B · D · F
In the example below, the following can be heard in order:
  • The notes of the mode G Mixolydian
  • The notes of the characteristic chord: G 7
  • The characteristic chord itself: G 7
  • A sample solo line using the notes of the G Mixolydian scale
Modes of the Major Scale - Page 6