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Rock Solo

Jason Parker (2612) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
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The Major & Minor Scales/Modes

While the Pentatonic Scale is a 5-note scale (hence: pent means five), the Major Scale is a 7-note scale. The Pentatonic Scale actually comes from the Major Scale.

Here are the seven positions of the Major Scale. Each position is a mode, or you can just refer to them as position I, position II, etc.

While all of the positions as a whole is the Major Scale,

position I--Ionian--is usually referred to as the Major Scale, &

position VI--Aeolian--is usually referred to as the Minor Scale.

Here they are.

I/G Ionian
II/A Dorian
III/B Phrygian
IV/C Lydian


V/D Mixolydian
VI/E Aeolian
VII/ F# Locrian
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