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Mode Workout

Jay McConnell (2030) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15


All thses progressions start on the home chord for the mode...there are a lot of modal songs that don't. The first sound heard in a song really reinforces it as the tonic, unless the chords choose to lead to another, stronger tonic chord. NEXT PAGE for an example and a test!Other modes from different types of scales were not included in this lesson. These other scales all spawn their own modes in the same fashion and can really add a lot of color and interest to your sound. NEXT LESSON - Mode Workout 2 will deal with the second use of modes, incorporating harmonic and melodic minors, as well as others.Try to play over these and other modal progressions using all the notes of the mode. DON'T FALL BACK INTO THE PARENT KEY. This could take some time but your ears will stretch just like your fingers!