Ionian Mode Explained – A Complete Guide In Theory And Practice

The Ionian mode is the first of the 7 modes. Essentially, it is just a major scale with a different name. In the lesson, Guitar Modes Explained, we have looked at producing and analyzing modes from a derivative and parallel approach. If these terms are unfamiliar, please read the post on guitar modes explained. In a nutshell, a mode is produced by playing a major scale and starting on a different note of the scale. For example, to play the dorian mode, simply play any major scale and start on the 2nd note. The phrygian mode is produced by playing a major scale and starting on the 3rd note … [Read more...]