Part 2 - Melody

Other Scales

Fingering the Modes

a) Ionian Mode

Fingering and root note is the same as for major scale.

Listen (Ionian mode starting on A)

b) Dorian Mode

Root note is 2nd note of major scale.

Listen (Dorian Mode starting on A)

c) Phrygian Mode

Root note is 3rd note of major scale.

Listen (Phrygian Mode starting on A)

d) Lydian Mode

Root note is 4th note of major scale (contains raised (or sharp) 4th).

Listen (Lydian Mode starting on A)

e) Mixolydian Mode

Root note is 5th (dominant) note of major scale.

Listen (Mixolydian Mode starting on A)

f) Aeolian Mode

Root note is 6th note of major scale - fingering is same as for natural minor scale.

Listen (Aeolian Mode starting on A)

g) Locrian Mode

Root note is 7th note of major scale.

Listen (Locrian Mode starting on A)

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