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Trying to get my head around these and I see some explanations which,to my mind, just don't seem consistent with each other. And some other explanations (despite the introduction saying "modes are simple") are just technically mind bending. I think Im getting there but my question is...(bear with me and pretend its a complete moron asking this!) ...lets say the chord is E major,and I want to play E Mixolydian over that. From what Im reading,Im thinking I start on the fifth note of the E major scale,which is B,and from there I play the Mixolydian pattern (major scale with a flat 7th?). If I do that,is that technically correct? Hopefully for my sanity the answer is yes.
Lets make the big assumption that that is correct,hooray! (Ill have to review my line of questioning if its wrong!) That would lead me to ask a follow-on question. If the same E major chord is being played and Im soloing over that in E major scale,(resolving back to E whenever),and I throw in a Flat 7th every now and again,would that be considered Myxolidian,or do I need to be combining the flat 7 plus resolving back to the B,for it to be Mixo..?
Apologies if this seems laughable,but my normally logical little brain is having a bit of a malfunction,when it comes to understanding these. I accept my problem might be wanting to understand them too much instead of just playing them. Thanks in advance.