Unlocking Modes: A Practice Strategy
Monday, 27 April 2020
This table provides a visual representation of each mode and its relationship to the Ionian (Major scale) mode:
Written out with ‘C’ as the tonic, they look like this:
- Played every mode 12 times
- Played every diatonic key centre 7 times
- If played as one-octave, up and down, you will have played 1,188 notes – not a bad start to a routine.
Combined with these 3 ways to Revitalising Exercises there are some fantastic ways of internalising and using these scales for practice and improvisation. Best of luck – keep practicing!