In the Video above I go into detail explaining how to transpose the remaining modes, Phrygian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian to the Parent Key of C.
If you are a composer or improviser you may find this video explanation and examples extremely useful.
Phrygian Mode Piano Examples [Chick Corea]
Mixolydian Mode Piano Examples [Elton John Style]
Aeolian Mode Piano examples [Elton John/Billy Joel]
Locrian Mode Piano examples
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Moving on from my last post on the Dorian Mode, I now look at how the Lydian Mode actually sounds.
Here’s how to transpose it to C as the parent key.
If F is a perfect 4th up from C:
Then what is C a perfect 4th up from: This would be G.
So we have a G Major scale starting on the note C:
You will hear straight away that the C Lydian has a Sharpened 4th and this is what gives it its distinctive flavour.
Chord ii is now Major,
Chord II now resolves nicely into chord Vb,
Another beautiful sound is the sharpened 4th which now becomes F#m7b5
Lydian Line with Chords
C Lydian Two Octaves
Lydian Guitar Lick:
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Today it’s just a short video as a response to the Modes of the Major Scale.
Many on the internet teach the modes as just learning the C major scale and starting on a different degree of that scale.
They NEVER show/play the Chords,Slash Chords, Harmony, Pentatonic’s, Arepggio’s, Superimpositions, Transpositions to Parent key, Sequences of Tonal Flavour, etc.
This is really bad and wrong teaching, and, for a beginning improviser or composer this is harmonically devastating when put into a “Real” situation with Pro Improvisers or Composition Expectations.
Without transposing the modes you have nothing with which to compose or improvise with. It’s no good just playing a C major scale over C major. That’s not what it is.
The video above has a brief look at what an improviser or composer should do or will do instinctively.
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For more information try George Russel’s “Lydian Chromatic Concept: [Best to borrow from a library as it is an expensive book]
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