Modal Chords

So far I've discussed modes in terms of their structure and relation to the comparative major scale. I haven't been too prescriptive about how to use them and have encouraged…

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The Phrygian Mode

The Phrygian mode starts on the third scale degree and like the corresponding chord is minor in nature.  It has been described as having an exotic sound, sometimes a Spanish…

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Modes demystified

Modes.  A subject that tends to send a shudder down most guitarists' spines.  And to be honest, it was the one thing when I started learning theory that really confused…

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