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modes (dorian, phrygian etc)

online umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2020-02-10 16:22 [#02594610]
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can anyone teach me in this thread about modes without
resorting to youtubes or links? :-D


offline Tony Danza from moominvalley on 2020-02-10 16:42 [#02594611]
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I'm bored so sure. To demonstrate, use only the white keys
on a keyboard. Playing a scale C to C is Ionian mode, or
major. Playing D to D is the Dorian mode. Playing A to A is
the Ionian mode, AKA relative minor.

The rest of the modes of C work similarly.

Ionian - C to C (major)
Dorian - D to D (jazz minor sound)
Phrygian - E to E (technical metal sound)
Lydian - F to F (good for progressive rock)
Mixolydian - G to G (laid back funky sound)
Aeolian - A to A (minor)
Locrian - B to B (very dark, abstract, evil sound)

Of course this implies chord progressions using these modes,
so the i triad of Dorian would be D-F-A, the IV is G-B-D and
the v is be A-C-E

Every major scale has similar modes, for example E flat
major has an aeolian (relative minor) mode of C minor.

Correct me if I fucked up, I didn't get much sleep.


online umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2020-02-10 17:19 [#02594612]
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cool man, that was an excellent post

i just made an ambient track called my castle
it's 40bpm and goes like this

Phrygian mode


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-02-10 17:27 [#02594613]
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Dorian is prolly my fav; pastoral sound, very folk music

For acid, phrygian


offline mohamed on 2020-02-10 20:34 [#02594635]
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i push keys like my ears were forged by the rza


online umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2020-02-10 20:34 [#02594636]
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rza razor rza razor sharp


offline mohamed on 2020-02-10 20:35 [#02594637]
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always the same progression


online umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2020-02-11 11:08 [#02594687]
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ok great thread. anything else i should know about modes?


offline mohamed on 2020-02-12 00:29 [#02594792]
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sounds good/shit


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-02-12 02:54 [#02594803]
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it was a sort of "oh" moment when aphex said he'd often
start off a track by defining a custom scale. i never went
that far. i never thought about scales, at the start. but i
would pick certain notes, and say, "alright, these are the
notes i'm using for this song." later on, i found out what
scales these actually were. i'm not sure i have the ear for
microtonal, but i should probably try it sometime.

also similar was a mouse on mars interview where they said
something like, "we have a rule: everything has to be
triggered by a human. it could be pressing play on a
sequence or whatever, but it still has to be done manually"
and that seemed sort of like the rhythmic counterpart to
custom scales


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