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Sophie Hopkins

Modes were scales that were used thousands of years ago. It has eight tones each moving higher than the previous one. The modes are: - Dorian - Phrygian - Lydian - Mixolydian - Aeolian - Locrian - Ionian

Begins on C and plays all the white keys.

The Dorian mode is the most used out of all of the modes. It starts on D and uses only white keys. Can be easily remembered because Dorian starts with D. It is like a major scale with a flat 3rd and flat 7th note.

This mode begins on E and plays all white keys It creates a sad sound and is usually heard in Spanish, Hebrew and Gypsy music. The only mode that begins with a semi-tone It is like a major scale with the2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th note played flat

Starts on F and plays all the white keys. It is a major scale with just the 4th note sharpened. It sounds very similar to a major scale.

Begins on G plays all the white keys Like the Lydian mode it sounds similar to the major scale Often used in rock&roll as well as jazz music. It is a major scale with a flat 7th note.

Begins on A, plays all white keys Easy to remember because Aeolian begins with A. It is also called the natural minor scale. It is a major scale with a flat 3rd, 6th and 7th note.

This mode begins on B and plays all white keys. It is a major scale with a flat 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th note. It is very rarely used due to its strange sound.