Modes vs Major scales

I want to find out if the same formula that applies to how Major scales (wwhwwwh) is generated also applies to modes too.

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It does not. How other scales are constructed are what defines the sound they make. Check this site out for a better explanation.

Best of luck!

Aug 17, 2016

Nice link jaynebgrhodes, thanks.

Aug 20, 2016

The Major Scale (aka ) the 'Ionian Mode, can be applied to any Note ! (i.e. ) 'C# Ionian,or 'Bb Ionian, etc... Modes can be viewed and applied to either 'Series or, 'Parallel. The Interval degrees of, W.W.h.WW.W.h., are what determines the Ionian Mode( / I prefer, 2,2,1,2,2,2,1, as guitar frets. ), G / Ionian is... G A B C D E F# G / G Mixolydian, has a ... b7 .

Oct 21, 2016

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