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Modes of the Major Scale

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In this lesson I've created a chord progression we can use to play all the modes together. This is useful for 2 reasons.

1. Playing all the modes in order as integrated pattern of the major scale across the fretboard.

2. Hearing how to use the modes over a chord progression in a key signature.

We'll play the following list of chords and modes. Each chord lasts for 4 measures. The idea is to pick a mode that relates to the chord that happens.

A major (I) - ionian starts on the root or 1st of A (I) E major (V) - dorian starts on the 2nd, which is the 5th of E (V) A major (I) - phrygian starts on the 3rd of A (I) D major (IV) - lydian starts on the 4th, which is the root or 1st of D (IV) E major (V) - mixolydian starts on the 5th, which is the root of E (V) D major (IV) - aeolian starts on the 6th, which is the 3rd of D (IV) E major (V) - locrian starts on the 7th, which is the 3rd of E (V) A major (I) - ionian starts on the root or 1st of A (I)

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