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Old 2006-10-23, 05:56
JonR JonR is offline
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Originally Posted by TangledMortalCoil
trying to understand theory, so be patient with me. question: can mode shapes be shifted across the neck? for example, i know the E phyrgian shape in the open position, so if i shift it over one fret and play the same pattern, is that now F phrygian?
If you mean UP one fret (towards the bridge), yes. (Pattern can't be shifted across the neck, because of the tuning differences between strings.)
Remember the root note has to be the aural root (sound like the root). Otherwise it's just a pattern of the parent major scale (E phrygian = C major, F phrygian = Db major).
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