Mudcat Café message #4080604 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59200   Message #4080604
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
22-Nov-20 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Relative Minor Key signatures?
Subject: RE: Relative Minor Key signatures?
Ooopps....I wonder who’d be the first to spot that.
The Mixolydian should be (from the nut to the twelve fret):
0+2+2+1+2+2+1+2.

I can accept you don’t need to worry about modes if you’re only going sing or play simple tunes in our standard major and natural minor (Ionian and Aeolian), and there is nothing wrong with that, but if you want to explore any of Early English, Irish and Celtic, Old Timey American, Bluegrass, Klezmer, Flamenco, Rock, Blues, Jazz solos, etc, it helps to have some appreciation of the different modes you will encounter, to my mind, though I guess some might see it as intellectual snobbery.