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The
 Ultimate
 Guide
 to
 the
 Major,
 Harmonic
 Minor
 and
 Melodic
 Minor
 Modes
 

© Sam Russell 2015
www.SamRussell.co.uk
 


 


Mode 2: Locrian #6


Figure 9 - Locrian #6


This is the second mode in the harmonic minor scale. You can think of is as the
locrian mode, where we have raised the 6th degree by a semi tone (one fret). Here is a
tab to show how you would play through this diagram:


e|---------------------------------6-8-10-
B|--------------------------7-8-10--------
G|--------------------5-7-8---------------
D|--------------5-7-8---------------------
A|--------5-6-9---------------------------
E|--5-6-8---------------------------------



Intervals

1 b2 b3 4 b5 6 b7


Chords

1 b3 b5 diminished triad

1 b3 b5 b7 half diminished

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The
 Ultimate
 Guide
 to
 the
 Major,
 Harmonic
 Minor
 and
 Melodic
 Minor
 Modes
 

© Sam Russell 2015
www.SamRussell.co.uk
 


 


Mode 3: Ionian #5


Figure 10 - Ionian #5


This is the third mode of the harmonic minor scale. We get it by raising the 5th degree
of the Ionian mode by a semi tone. To the left, the Locrian #6 has been outlined, and
to the right, the Dorian #4 has been outlined. Here is a tab to play it:


e|--------------------------------------8-10-11--
B|------------------------------8-10-11----------
G|-----------------------7-8-11------------------
D|----------------7-8-10-------------------------
A|---------6-9-10--------------------------------
E|--6-8-10---------------------------------------




Intervals

1 2 3 4 #5 6 7


Chords

1 3 #5 Augmented

1 3 #5 7 Augmented major 7

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 35
 


The
 Ultimate
 Guide
 to
 the
 Major,
 Harmonic
 Minor
 and
 Melodic
 Minor
 Modes
 

© Sam Russell 2015
www.SamRussell.co.uk
 


 


Pitch Axis / Moving Between Modes
Pitch axis theory is a cool name for a very simple idea. Playing different modes with
the same root.

For example, let’s say we are playing over a C major triad. Using the above tables,
you can find all the modes that contain (or fit over) a major chord, they will all
harmonically fit over the C major chord (when they are in the key of C).

So for example, C Ionian:

e|----------------------------------------10-12-13-
B|---------------------------------10-12-13--------
G|-------------------------9-10-12-----------------
D|-----------------9-10-12-------------------------
A|---------8-10-12---------------------------------
E|-8-10-12-----------------------------------------

And C Lydian:

e|----------------------------------------10-12-14-
B|---------------------------------10-12-13--------
G|-------------------------9-11-12-----------------
D|-----------------9-10-12-------------------------
A|---------9-10-12---------------------------------
E|-8-10-12-----------------------------------------


Will both work nicely over the C major chord.

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