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  • ClarkyClarky Frets: 3000
    Barney said:
    I think an easy way to look at modes is learn the order they are in first ...play a cmaj scale and relate each each mode to each note and look at the intervals 

    So if you play cmaj7 scale from 3rd fret a string ..count up 6 for e.g. and you will have A aeolian...look at the interval and see how it relates back to the parent scale ...the interval will be the same wherever on the fret board ...so  A aeolian is same notes as c Maj...now move the A note to C one the same string now you have C aeolian with a parent scale of Eb 


    This will work with all the modes using different intervals a degrees of the scale ..this is relating back to maj scale ..eventually you will need to look at each mode from its root note ..


    I'm guessing this is a typo matey.. "cmaj7 scale"

    so just in case folk misunderstand this, C maj7 is a chord not a scale
    play every note as if it were your first
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  • BarneyBarney Frets: 350
    Clarky said:
    Barney said:
    I think an easy way to look at modes is learn the order they are in first ...play a cmaj scale and relate each each mode to each note and look at the intervals 

    So if you play cmaj7 scale from 3rd fret a string ..count up 6 for e.g. and you will have A aeolian...look at the interval and see how it relates back to the parent scale ...the interval will be the same wherever on the fret board ...so  A aeolian is same notes as c Maj...now move the A note to C one the same string now you have C aeolian with a parent scale of Eb 


    This will work with all the modes using different intervals a degrees of the scale ..this is relating back to maj scale ..eventually you will need to look at each mode from its root note ..


    I'm guessing this is a typo matey.. "cmaj7 scale"

    so just in case folk misunderstand this, C maj7 is a chord not a scale
    Yeah it is my mistake ..I should really read back what I waffle about..lol
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  • ClarkyClarky Frets: 3000
    Barney said:
    Clarky said:
    Barney said:
    I think an easy way to look at modes is learn the order they are in first ...play a cmaj scale and relate each each mode to each note and look at the intervals 

    So if you play cmaj7 scale from 3rd fret a string ..count up 6 for e.g. and you will have A aeolian...look at the interval and see how it relates back to the parent scale ...the interval will be the same wherever on the fret board ...so  A aeolian is same notes as c Maj...now move the A note to C one the same string now you have C aeolian with a parent scale of Eb 


    This will work with all the modes using different intervals a degrees of the scale ..this is relating back to maj scale ..eventually you will need to look at each mode from its root note ..


    I'm guessing this is a typo matey.. "cmaj7 scale"

    so just in case folk misunderstand this, C maj7 is a chord not a scale
    Yeah it is my mistake ..I should really read back what I waffle about..lol
    I've done exactly the same sort of thing myself...
    and will no doubt do it many times again.. lol..
    play every note as if it were your first
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  • ZenOvertoneZenOvertone Frets: 49
    I'm with a few others, the modified major scale made far more sense to me than the usual "displacing the major scale" explanation; if I'm playing in B and want to add the Mixolydian feel, i will flatten the seventh and accentuate that (even in a Blues), or sharpen the fourth to create a Lydian feel (or flatten the seventh and raise the fourth to create a Lydian Dominant feel).  Once you have a good three note per string fingering pattern down it;s easy to modify that on the fly plus it trains your ears to hear the differences and you also start to work out who uses those a lot in their playing.

    It gets more interesting when you avoid starting near root notes and span the traditional CAGED shapes (e.g. starting on the flat 7th and implying Mixolydian)    
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