Comparing modes in terms of tetrachords

Find previous blog posts covering tetrachords in part 1part 2 and part 3 of this tutorial.

 

Modes and tetrachords | Root note C

Comparing modes in terms of tetrachords

 

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

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C major scale | Modes in terms of tetrachords

Find previous blog posts covering tetrachords in part 1 and part 2 of this tutorial.  

 

C Ionian Scale

The C Ionian Scale is a combination of the Cmaj tetrachord and the Gmaj tetrachord separated by a major second (2).

C ionian scale in terms of tetrachords

 

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.

G mixolydian scale in terms of tetrachords

 

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.

D dorian scale in terms of tetrachords

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Diatonic seventh chords on different string sets

Another Keynote presentation illustrating chord- and scale diagrams created with the fonts Chords VI and Scales VI. No images or shapes were used.

Create diatonic seventh chords in a major scale by shifting the root of each seventh chord up a diatonic second. Build chords with the same inversions on string sets 1234, 2345 and 3456.

Major Scale | Diatonic seventh chords on different string sets

 

 

Major Scale | Diatonic Chords & Arpeggios

Another Keynote presentation illustrating guitar diagrams created with the fonts Chords and Scales. No images or shapes were used. 

Build diatonic seventh chords and arpeggios in a major scale by just shifting the root of each seventh chord and arpeggio up a diatonic second. 

Major Scale | Diatonic Chords & Arpeggios

Modal Scales Diagrams | Spotlight knows them all

Download free modal scales diagrams  and add them to your Scales library folder.

Note: The Scales font family needs to be installed on your computer to display the diagrams!

  • 874 modal scales diagrams for six string guitar
  • ionian mode in all keys
  • dorian mode in all keys
  • phrygian mode in all keys
  • lydian mode in all keys
  • mixolydian mode in all keys
  • aeolian mode in all keys
  • locrian mode in all keys
  • for your Scales library
  • requirements: Scales font family | Mac OS X

 

Spotlight Search Criteria

All diagrams are tagged with keywords helping you to narrow down your search results by typing specific criteria (see also → Library).

1. Searching for specific scale names

To find modal scale diagrams type root (E) scale mode (phrygian) fret position (VII) as shown in the image below.

spotlight-search-E-phrygian-scale

Call up the Spotlight menu and type e.g. E phrygian scale. As you type Spotlight builds the list of every match it can find tagged with E phrygian. Choose the neck diagram you wish to insert and paste it into an open Pages, Keynote, Guitar Pro or another eligible document.

You want a specific scale in a given key? Spotlight knows them all! 

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