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Thread #95827   Message #1869587
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
26-Oct-06 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: Modes vs Scales
Subject: RE: Modes vs Scales
The problem I have discussing modes is the fundamental definition.

Most people talk about the "Western Music" modes as if there are only the 7 modes which are based on each degree of the scale. In the "Western Music" system there are many modes including hexatonic and pentatonic.

When I teach modes I try and have my students learn modes from the same root so they actually learn each mode independantly instead of playing a C scale and then playing a C scale starting on D (dorian).

Examples of songs in different modes helps someone understand the mode instead of playing a pattern that doesn't relate to anything.

Good luck,