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Thread #95827   Message #1867428
Posted By: DonMeixner
24-Oct-06 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Modes vs Scales
Subject: Modes vs Scales
I could probably search this out but today I am lazy and I think this has a very simple answer. Remember I don't read a note of music and my theory skills only go as far as creating chords and transpositon.

It is my understanding that Modes are really scales, is this correct?

And if they are scales why do call them myxolidian or Phrygian or some such instead od Am, Cmaj, Bm, or D or any other scale.

I guess I am asking if there is a benefit to me to know the letter equivilent to Ionian?