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 #82607  by javalina
 Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:52 am
I feel a little shy posting this, because I'm sure you guys play the hell out of a guitar a lot more than me; but what works for me keeping modes straight is going by the key signature. Like I would call G maj, A dorian or D mix all "one sharp"; or like F maj, G dorian or C mix I would call them all " one flat".
 #82611  by tcsned
 Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:19 am
javalina wrote:I feel a little shy posting this, because I'm sure you guys play the hell out of a guitar a lot more than me; but what works for me keeping modes straight is going by the key signature. Like I would call G maj, A dorian or D mix all "one sharp"; or like F maj, G dorian or C mix I would call them all " one flat".
That's right - that puts the modes into context of the key.
 #83235  by Mick
 Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:23 am
tcsned wrote:lol- Waldo beat me to the punch :lol:
He did. But Waldo's post delivered the whole steak, yours delivered in a clear and concise manner the specific bite Ugly Rumor was looking for. Both great posts.