MODES and CHORDS

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MODES and CHORDS

#1 Post by Ricky Garcia » Sun Apr 06, 2003 10:41 am

Hi! Just thought to start off here with some usefull things for some of you people. Below you can see how you play a certain mode together with its diatonic 7th chords. Put some of them in a software like Band-In-A-Box and you will get some cool songs going. :D

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#2 Post by Ricky Garcia » Sun Apr 13, 2003 2:51 am

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#3 Post by puppiesaoncid » Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:38 pm

hey thanks for posting this, ive been wondering what kinds of chords would be used with certain modes.

Lemme see if my thinking is correct. So do you just take the notes diatonic to the mode and stack them in thirds, right? :wink:


thanks and God bless,


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#4 Post by Ricky Garcia » Wed Apr 16, 2003 9:08 pm

puppiesaoncid wrote:hey thanks for posting this, ive been wondering what kinds of chords would be used with certain modes.

Lemme see if my thinking is correct. So do you just take the notes diatonic to the mode and stack them in thirds, right? :wink:


thanks and God bless,


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Yes! the notes you get from the mode but you have to refer them individually to the major key of the roots... there is a certain pattern that repeats over all the modes all the time.

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#5 Post by byzee » Thu Apr 17, 2003 2:15 am

Mixolydian = sexy!

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#6 Post by JEMavenger » Sun Apr 20, 2003 7:52 pm

Could you please explain this chart in plain english??

Diatonic?

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#7 Post by Tom » Tue Apr 22, 2003 8:24 am

Very simply put, "diatonic" means letter name. In the key of B, mode E Lydian (to take an example from the thread about E Lydian) the chord built on the fifth (V) scale degree from E, is Bmaj7. The chart shows this. I learned to think about modes (not that I've really learned them well) in the following way: D Dorian is a C major scale starting on D. E Lydian is a B major scale starting on E. A Aeolian is a C major scale starting on A.

Thanks Ricky for this chart, it will be helpful for me.

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#8 Post by Jorge Mora » Tue Apr 22, 2003 10:15 am

Hey Ricky , could you please tell use what are the most common chord progressions to get the "feel " of the mode.
You know like a vamp with Dmin-G7 for D dorian.
Danke :)

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#9 Post by shader » Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:29 pm

modes make me want to shoot myself.

fortunatly, i'm slowly "getting" them.

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#10 Post by Ricky Garcia » Fri Apr 25, 2003 1:39 am

Jorge Mora wrote:Hey Ricky , could you please tell use what are the most common chord progressions to get the "feel " of the mode.
You know like a vamp with Dmin-G7 for D dorian.
Danke :)
Imaj7 --> IVmaj7 played funky or in bossa style.

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#11 Post by theox » Sat May 29, 2004 5:13 am

Jorge Mora wrote:Hey Ricky , could you please tell use what are the most common chord progressions to get the "feel " of the mode.
You know like a vamp with Dmin-G7 for D dorian.
Danke :)
This is an old thread, but I'd love to see some contributions.

I personally like Am D (sus2/sus4) for improvising over A Dorian.

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#12 Post by SBarrett » Sat May 29, 2004 12:39 pm

Wait! I don't see the minor chords for the diatonics. For example Ionian would have I-maj7, II-min7, III-min7, IV-maj7, V-7(dominant), VI-min7, VII-7b5, and back to I of course.
I thought I would clarify. Please correct me if I've gone insane!
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#13 Post by SBarrett » Sat May 29, 2004 12:43 pm

Oh wait! I am insane! :shock: I just noticed that the minus symbol (-) means minor. I apologize. My version is a little different if you could notice.
-Sean

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#14 Post by shader » Sat May 29, 2004 7:51 pm

shader wrote:modes make me want to shoot myself.

fortunatly, i'm slowly "getting" them.
wow, this was longgg ago, i don't even have to think about modes anymore

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#15 Post by jmchambers5 » Sun May 30, 2004 8:45 am

Jorge Mora wrote:Hey Ricky , could you please tell use what are the most common chord progressions to get the "feel " of the mode.
You know like a vamp with Dmin-G7 for D dorian.
Danke :)
If you do Dmin-G7 for a long time it's going to feel like a ii-V in C. It'll probably never feel stable until you hit a C.

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