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What is your favorite mode of the major scale?


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Well...Mine is lydian...it just sounds so spacey and like it doesnt want to resolve, etc. yeah. If you can, give a reason why you chose what you did. :)
 

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I agree about the lydian mode being hard to hear resolve, but it sure is cool.

Not sure there's a favourite, just whatever works. Lately...now I gotta think..maybe I've been using phrygian a lot 'cause I saved such a riff on the loop station to jam with. Several dorian tunes have popped up in lesson books too, trad tunes mostly, and good for young ears to hear. Alternate modal breaks in the middle of tunes/songs is something I like.

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I'd have to flip a coin between Dorian and Mixolydian. So I can't choose right now, because I might feel different the next day. They are also the easiest to use - nothing to resolve. I know, I'm a lazy shit. :D
 

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It's kind of a strange question. If I'm playing over a minor 7th chord then I'd probably play dorian stuff, if it was a 7th chord then I'd use mixolydian or the altered scale...obviously I wouldn't play a lydian mode over a minor chord. Modes are only relative to what you're playing over!

If I'm just playing something over a minor tonality then I'd probably use phrygian but tend to mix it up with dorian or aeolian.
 

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I've like a harmonic minor mixed with a flatened penatonic. I have no idea what mode this ends up being, but it has a sounds 'Ancient Egyptian'. Obviously, not something you would use all the time, but it is very cool to wank on.

Modes are just rules, and like most rules I like to break them.
 
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