Mudcat Café message #40123 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6800   Message #40123
Posted By: Barbara
01-Oct-98 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: Modes?
Subject: RE: Modes?
Yeah, seed, you're right. But I had to go into the house and pick up my guitar to know that. I can't do any of this in my head. (grin)
harpgirl, I thought that the other mode was Locrian. Or is he the president of Chrysler or something?
Tunes that change back and forth between two adjacent chords (like Old Joe Clark , C and D chords) are often in the Dorian mode. I am not aware of a lot of Scottish tunes in Dorian. More are in Mixolydian. The Maid on the Shore is in Dorian.
John, can you name a particular Scottish tune or tunes that you play that way? If I know it or can find it, I can probably tell you what mode it is in.