Modes and tetrachords | Root note C
Comparing modes in terms of tetrachords helps you to get familiar with
- the structure of scales
- the fingerings of scale patterns
- the sound of modes
- the brightness and darkness of modes
C Ionian Scale
The C Ionian Scale is a combination of the Cmaj tetrachord and the Gmaj tetrachord separated by a major second (2).
G Mixolydian Scale
The G Mixolydian Scale is a combination of the Gmaj tetrachord and the Dmin tetrachord separated by a major second (2). The upper Gmaj tetrachord of the C ionian scale becomes the lower tetrachord of the G mixolydian scale.
D Dorian Scale
The D Dorian Scale is a combination of the Dmin tetrachord and the Amin tetrachord separated by a major second (2). The upper Dmin tetrachord of the G mixolydian scale becomes the lower tetrachord of the D dorian scale.
Use this Pages document as a source for comparing guitar diagrams for dorian scales, minor7 pentatonic scales, min7 arpeggios, min7 chords and minor triads in different fret positions. Feel free to copy and print sections for your students, modify the guitar chords as required. For Mac OS X as well as iPad and iPhone.
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- dorian scale diagrams in all keys arranged in the circle of fifths
- minor7 pentatonic scales
- min7 arpeggios
- min7 chords
- min triads
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- 390 scale, chord and arpeggio guitar fretboard diagrams
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