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Basic C Major Scale Form

|--7--|--1--|-----|--2--| -1st string
|-----|--5--|-----|--6--|
|--2--|-----|--3--|--4--|
|--6--|-----|--7--|--1--|
|--3--|--4--|-----|--5--|
|-----|--1--|-----|--2--| -6th string
|
8th fret


C D E F G A B C - C major (Ionian Mode)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6
--------A B C D E F G A - A minor (Aeolian Mode)

Basic A Minor Scale Form

|-----|--1--|-----|--2--|-b3--| -1st string
|-----|--5--|-b6--|-----|-b7--|
|--2--|-b3--|-----|--4--|-----|
|-----|-b7--|-----|--1--|-----|
|-----|--4--|-----|--5--|-b6--|
|-----|--1--|-----|--2--|-b3--| -6th string
|
5th fret

Relative Modes Of C Major

C D E F G A B C - C Ionian Mode (Major)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

D E F G A B C D - D Dorian Mode
2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2

E F G A B C D E - E Phrygian Mode
3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3

F G A B C D E F - F Lydian Mode
4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4

G A B C D E F G - G Mixolydian Mode
5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5

A B C D E F G A - A Aeolian Mode (Minor)
6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6

B C D E F G A B - B Locrian Mode
7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7



Parallel Modes with a root of C

C D E F G A B C - C Ionian Mode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

C D Eb F G A Bb C - C Dorian Mode
1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 1

C Db Eb F G Ab Bb C - C Phrygian Mode
1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 1

C D E F# G A B C - C Lydian Mode
1 2 3 #4 5 6 7 1

C D E F G A Bb C - C Mixolydian Mode
1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 1

C D Eb F G Ab Bb C - C Aeolian Mode
1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 1

C Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb C - C Locrian Mode
1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7 1

Mode - Chord Associated
----- ----------------
Ionian - Major

Dorian - Minor

Phrygian - Minor

Lydian - Major

Mixolydian - Major

Aeolian - Minor

Locrian - Diminished

Modes Explained:

This example is using C as the root or the (I). This (I) defines the Ionian mode, or the first mode of the major scale. Each major scale as a relative minor scale, for C, the relative minor is A. The distance from a major to it's relative minor is 3 frets, or 1 and half tones. Minor -3frets- Major
I've shown the finger patterns for the C major and A minor scale above.

Next shows all relative modes of C major. Each mode starts off the next interval in the C major scale. Each has it's own characteristic (major, minor, diminished) and it's own sound in relation to C major.

Modes can also be used in parallel, as shown next, where C is taken as the root for every mode.

Next shows that each mode has a particular chord associated with it. This pattern stays constant, the only thing that changes is where you start from.

Not a great explanation of modes, but a good starter for others to elaborate on. Plz post any corrections... Thanks
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