• Modes of the scale

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    The "Secrets to Playing Piano By Ear" course covers everything from the basics and fundamentals to Cmin13 (b9b5) chords. The following lesson focuses on chapter seven from the course. If you are already familiar with "modes", then you may skip this lesson.


    Modes (03)


    Note: Please pay attention to this lesson as you will need to know about "modes" when playing minor scales.


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    { 10 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Danny G.Tamizharasu

    i want next lesson pls send it.


    2 tina

    i am not understanding intervals enough to say i understand them


    3 purkkid

    1.what is the criteria to choose a scale.i mean how do i choose which scale mode should i use.
    2.moreover when starting to make a song we need to have a key,do you just take a random key say cmajor key or c minor key and make a song over it or their is some criteria for choosing a key too.


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    6 merlie

    very great…


    7 barbara

    why are the degrees of the scale so important. c-tonic, d supertonic, – e mediant, f subdominant, g-dominant, etc. I believe it has to do with harmony. do u play a mediant with a submediant and so forth. How does all of this go with the scale modes Lidian, etc. harmony seems really hard to learn.


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    9 Emmanuel fortune

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    10 Carolyn Clark

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