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Old 2006-03-30, 17:04
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Minor modes and major modes.

Can someone clarify something for me?

If I were to play A dorian, could I play that over either an A major chord or an A minor chord?

If not, could someone tell me which are major modes and which are minor?


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Old 2006-03-30, 21:10
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modal theory

to answer your question it depends on the scale whether a mode has a major or minor feel to it. A dorian starts on the 2nd degree of the standard G major/ionian scale, so you would be playing Am. the basic modes for western music are as follows:
Ionian-major
Dorian-minor
Phyrigian-minor
Lydian-major
Mixolydian-major/dominant
Aeolian-minor
Locrian-diminished...i'm sure there is a ton of stuff about this on the internet or maybe check out the theory forum as well.
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Old 2006-03-31, 12:58
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Folk say the Locrian is diminished but I think it is minor.
It has the minor of each degree.
But I suppose, each scale is given its feel by the chord you find in it.

Lydian Diminished for example. My favourite scale. The diminished chord can be found in it.

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[------------1-----] [------1-2-4-------] [0-2-3-------------]


Same with Lydian Augmented and Lydian Dominant. Two modes of the Melodic Minor. You can find augmented and dominant in them.
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Folk say the Locrian is diminished but I think it is minor.
It has the minor of each degree.
But I suppose, each scale is given its feel by the chord you find in it.

Lydian Diminished for example. My favourite scale. The diminished chord can be found in it.

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[------------1-----] [------1-2-4-------] [0-2-3-------------]


Same with Lydian Augmented and Lydian Dominant. Two modes of the Melodic Minor. You can find augmented and dominant in them.


That is interesting. Maybe you could start a thread about finding chords within scales like this example and do some explanations. I'm very interested in knowing this. Thanks
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youd play it over a minor chord since dorian has a minor 3rd and a perfect fith
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That is interesting. Maybe you could start a thread about finding chords within scales like this example and do some explanations. I'm very interested in knowing this. Thanks


I may do just that.
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