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    I don't think this one requires any clarification...


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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Speaking of modes, this one here is perhaps one of the most obvious demonstrations of Lydian mode.




    The song is for most part — albeit not entirely — written in C Major, but the scale he's playing is comprised of the tones C, D, E, F#, G, A and B. In other words, it is identical to the C Major scale except for that raised fourth — F# instead of F. Or otherwise put still, they are actually the tones making up for the scale of G Major.

    So when you play a G Major scale over a progression centered around a C root note, then that is Lydian mode. It has a kind of enigmatic tension to it, and likewise, each of the other modes adds a another type of tension to the music, which you cannot create by strictly adhering to the standard diatonic scale of the key you're playing in. This standard major scale itself is also a mode, i.e. Ionian mode.

    Every major scale also always has a natural minor scale to go with it, which is comprised of the exact same tones, but the minor scale starts counting at a different point of the ladder, i.e. a minor third down from the root note of the corresponding major scale. By consequence, the C Major scale — or in modal terms, C in Ionian mode — has its counterpart in the natural A Minor scale, which in modal terms corresponds to A in Aeolian mode. Likewise, you can transpose this to other keys. If for instance you are playing in the key of G Major and you are playing the G Ionian scale — which is the standard G Major scale — then its natural minor counterpart would be E Minor, or in modal terms, E Aeolian.

    Another popular mode in progressive rock and jazz for instance is Dorian mode, which is a minor scale — it has a minor third — with a diminished seventh. When playing in C Dorian — i.e. the root note is a C — you would then be playing the tones C, D, D#, F, G, A, A#, or otherwise put, you are actually playing the tones of the A# Major scale. It shares C, D, F, G and A with the C Major scale, but the third is a D# instead of E (and thus: a minor third) and the seventh is an A# instead of B (and thus: a diminished seventh).

    As a result of the third and the seventh both having been dropped by a half step in relation to the normal major scale (or Ionian mode), Dorian mode begets a somewhat medieval vibe. And that shouldn't be a surprise, because quite a lot of medieval music was composed in Dorian mode. Back in those days, musicians were not using the concept of major or minor scales and keys yet as we do today. They only knew the concept of modes, which owe their names to certain regions in Greece where the individual modes were popular. So instead of saying "This is a song in D Minor (or F Major)", they would say "This is a song in D Aeolian (or F Ionian)." Or at least, that is to say, sort of, because that's not exactly correct either.

    You see, the alphabetic naming of tones is something that only appeared much later. Instead, people in the middle ages were using different names for the tones, i.e. (for the tones comprising the C Major scale) do, re, mi, fa, so (or "sol"), la and ti (or "si"). Over here on the European mainland, we still use those names for the individual tones, and we use the alphabetic designations for chords. So we talk of the C chord, which is comprised of the tones do, mi and so(l).

    Explaining music theory isn't really the scope of this thread — although on the other hand, I don't really see why not — so I'll just defer those interested in the subject toward the Wonkypedia article.
    this is funny, I'm the farthest thing from a musician though my daughter has talent, and my brother plays the guitar. This song is amazing, I actually did a review of it and others for a music exploration class (that I was forced to take in college).

    yeah, Satriani...from another planet he is...

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    Now for something less guitar-oriented...


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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Now for something less guitar-oriented...


    No excuses for that dude...


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    I was always a bob marley fan but never owned any of his stuff. I went to a trade shop and bought Marley. It was so bad, it was the only 'sound' recording that I ever returned. I'm not sure what happened really!

    Here's one that always spoke to me...


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    Tom had a lot of good songs, but I really like this one by him, as it's funny.


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    Hard to believe this is already 37 years old...


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    We went out last night and the bands were playing Tom Petty's music. This is one of the bass player's favorites.

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    I'm not sure whether I've already posted this one before, but this was one of my favorite songs when I was in college — well, when I was on my first round in college anyway.

    The International Geophysical Year spanned from July 1957 until December 1958, and the song dates back to 1982. Not much has come true of this hopeful vision for the then-imagined future, though — 90 minutes from New York to Paris by way of an underseas train? A wheel in space? Nah, war is better for business, they said.


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    This one's simply because I consider it one of the most epic anti-establishment anthems of the last three decades.

    And with it, we shall express our undying hope that one day, one of those people who put videos with lyrics up on YouTube will be doing it without getting the lyrics wrong and/or misspelling anything — it's "Some of those that were forces", not "Some of those that wear forces."


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    Mark Knopfler on Guitars + Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing

    I've loved Mark Knopfler's music from the 80s etc. Here is an introduction to his many guitars.

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    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

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    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aowSGxim_O8


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