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How do I tie in modes and pentatonics together?

purplez
Posts: 91
6 months ago
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G|---------5---7--------------------------|
D|-------5---7----------------------------|
A|-----5---7------------------------------|
E|---5----8-------------------------------|

Like that shape, how do I know which mode it relates to? could it be Aeolian or Phrygian…?

& what do the other 4 pentatonic scales relate to modally?
does anyone know? I've looked all over the net and can't find the answer for this yet.
Marko1960
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To be totally honest I haven't got a clue, I get by with major and minor scales and pentatonic scales but you seem to have higher ambitions than I do. There's a thing I always say to people when getting involved in music theory which is, ‘Paul McCartney can’t read a single note of music' Nuff said
purplez
Posts: 91
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To be totally honest I haven't got a clue, I get by with major and minor scales and pentatonic scales but you seem to have higher ambitions than I do. There's a thing I always say to people when getting involved in music theory which is, ‘Paul McCartney can’t read a single note of music' Nuff said

McCartney really can't read sheet! I am surprised by that…
purplez
Posts: 91
I like theory because it kinda keeps my brain active..

I think I may have solved my own puzzle?

Take pentatonic in C
C= ionian
D= dorian
E= phrygian
G= mixolydian
A= aeolian

Is this correct?
Sidsquishus
Posts: 1061
It's all Greek to me.
purplez
Posts: 91
I found this..

http://www.folkblues.com/theory/penta_patterns1.htm

Its really for 6 string guitar, but the idea is the same.. if you want to add modes into your pentatonics.
johnny [staff]
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I like theory because it kinda keeps my brain active.. I think I may have solved my own puzzle? Take pentatonic in C C= ionian D= dorian E= phrygian G= mixolydian A= aeolianIs this correct?

Yes this is correct. The C major pentatonic has these notes: C D E G A

Depending on where you start you get its mode.

C D E G A (Ionian)
D E G A C (Dorian)
E G A C D (Phrygian)
G A C D E (Mixolydian)
A C D E G (Aeloian)

As the pentatonic scale only has five notes, it also only has 5 modes.
johnny [staff]
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To be totally honest I haven't got a clue, I get by with major and minor scales and pentatonic scales but you seem to have higher ambitions than I do. There's a thing I always say to people when getting involved in music theory which is, ‘Paul McCartney can’t read a single note of music' Nuff said

If you know the major and minor scale then you already know two modes Modes are just generalizations of the major and minor scale. Try play the C major scale throught starting from each of the notes and you'll hear the difference in the feeling of the scale.
IamMark
Posts: 291
Aeolian?

venom502
Posts: 8
http://www.musicopedia.com/scales/4-bass.php

Maybe it'll help someone who hadn't already known about it. You can find chords there too!

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