Mode Theory Hacks Pt. I

This is the third installment in my series on lazy music theory. After having covered how to make minor and major triads, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths, 13ths and suspended 2 and 4 chords in the previous videos, I give you today a brief overview of what modes are and how you can use them to add a little extra flavour to your music. We talk first about what modes are and then I show you a neat little way to be able to play any mode in any key with a very minimal effort and a couple of tips to make sure that the mode you are playing in actually sounds like it should.

I know that it's possible to use a Diatonic Transposer to 'snap' yourself into a mode but I really think it's a good idea to internalise the characteristics of each mode so you can actually know what you're doing rather than bashing away at your keyboard, occasionally playing the same note twice because the Diatonic Transposer is correcting you.

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