Musician’s Corner Part V

By now you should be familiar with the 3 different relationships I am stressing concerning the modes. Let’s jump right into to examining G Mixolydian.

Here is the scale:


Derivation from C major:


Relationship #1


This gives us the formula for G Mixolydian:


Relationship #2, scale degree and interval from the root:


Again, here is the chart showing the derivation of intervals between each scale degree:


Relationship #3, relation to root of the key:


(Click on image to enlarge)

The next discussion will be of A Aeolian. Aeolian mode is going to open up a whole new can of worms. Until then, enjoy Mixolydian.

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