Waldo, the degree names are thus:
VI Submediant or
VII Leading tone
Are you naming them differently to explain their relationships?
I think they are broken up this way:
I Tonic - Major
ii Supertonic - minor
III Mediant -minor
IV Subdominant -major
V Dominant - major
VI Submediant or -diminished
VII Leading tone - augmented
To add to the modes discussion, check my posts in the "scales for gd songs" thread.
But I identify modes as parts of the major scale. For instance, Fire On The Mtn is E major. I know this because I can take B and A to be the Dominant and Subdominant of E major. I would identify the scale I play as Emajor, but the mode would be B mixolydian. Modes are ways to break up the major scale to invoke a different feel, but do not really go "outside" of the scale. This does not account for passing tones and chromatic runs, however.
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