The Mixolydian Mode

The Mixolydian mode starts on the fifth scale degree.  It is the only mode that is dominant in nature and is mostly used in blues and jazz music. In the…

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The Lydian Mode

The Lydian mode starts on the fourth scale degree and like the corresponding chord is major in nature.  It has been described as having a modern sound, giving drive or…

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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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The Dorian Mode

The Dorian mode starts on the second scale degree and like the corresponding chord is minor in nature.  It can help give a jazzy feel to your music, without necessarily…

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