Modal jazz

Modal jazz is jazz that uses musical modes rather than chord progressions as a harmonic framework. Originating in the late 1950s and 1960s, modal jazz is epitomized by Miles Davis’s “Milestones” … More

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Messiaen’s mode

Messiaen’s first mode, also called the whole-tone scale, is divided into six groups of two notes each. The intervals it contains are … More

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la Gamme Ethiopienne

 The Ethiopian scale consists of 7 different notes. Notice how that when you ascend the scale Bb, Eb, and F … More

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Scale Substitutions

Scale substitution is an interesting way to superimpose certain tonalities over certain chords. Remember in the Major Scale Modes page where it is written that you … More

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