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Easy way to learn the scales in a mode

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29 Dec 2009 16:53 | Quote
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So I'm attempting to memorize all the scales in all the modes. It took me nearly a week to learn the entire Ionian mode. Is there an easy way of going about this? The only thing that I can think of is relative scales.
29 Dec 2009 17:50 | Quote
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just go up and down the scales
30 Dec 2009 05:29 | Quote
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A relative scale is just the sixth mode in any major key, or six degrees from the root note in the Ionian scale. Don't bother with relative minors until you've learned all the modes in your major keys. The reason being, when you are done learning the modes you will have already learned the relative minors. The only way to make this easier is to learn the notes on the fret board. Each mode in a major key contains the same notes. The only difference being that 1) they each have a different root note and 2) the intervals between the degrees in the scale are different. So, once you learn the notes and at least what the intervals look like on the fret board then you will find it very easy to switch from mode to mode.
3 Jan 2010 17:02 | Quote
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Gs pretty much said it all
10 Jan 2010 05:50 | Quote
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i always had problems with this... but reading the above its just switched a huge light on in my head and ive said... oh yea, now i get it more... ha ha ha

nice thanks..

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