ear training



  • Develop a deeper understanding of the sound of each mode.
  • Learn several different ways to create modes.
  • Improvise over simple vamps that outline the defining characteristics of each mode.
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We’ve all heard and read about the importance of understanding the modes of the diatonic scale. Intellectually they are very simple to understand. (Dusts off music degree) “The Phrygian mode is a major scale starting on the third degree.” Yes, this is true, but by itself it really isn’t useful. It informs you as to where you can place your fingers to find the intended notes, but to really play somethingyou need to be able to hear it.
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