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Thread #95827   Message #1867653
Posted By: Richard Bridge
24-Oct-06 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: Modes vs Scales
Subject: RE: Modes vs Scales
To put it very simply (the only way I know it) you can have every mode using the scale of C. You just start on the white notes on the piano and then go up (and back down again) - but you start on a different note. So you have C to C, D to D, E to E, and so on. They are all in C (ie no sharps, no flats) but they are different modes.

Then if you take those "note patterns" and start them elsewhere on the piano but preserve the same order of tones and semitones, you have the same modes, in each different key.

Others here know a huge amount more about it, but sometimes the simplicity gets lost in the vast learning displayed.