Ionian

Intro

Ionian - Intro

Learn how to play the Ionian mode!

Find the Ionian Intro below.

E shape

Ionian E shape

Learn how to play the E shaped Ionian mode!

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A shape

Ionian A shape

Learn how to play the A shaped Ionian mode!

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D shape

Ionian D shape

Learn how to play the D shaped Ionian mode!

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G shape

Ionian G shape

Learn how to play the G shaped Ionian mode!

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C shape

Ionian C shape

Learn how to play the C shaped Ionian mode!

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Connect Shapes

Connect Ionian Shapes

Learn how to Connect all Ionian shapes!

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Cycle Of 4ths

Ionian Cycle Of 4ths

Run the Ionian mode through the Cycle Of 4ths

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Improvisation

Ionian Improvisation

Learn how to improvise with the Ionian mode!

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The Ionian mode belongs to the I chord!

Ionian is the modal name for the major scale (Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do).

The majority of hit songs composed in the popular music tradition take place in the Ionian mode, using the other modes to support it.

Practice extensively, do not underestimate the importance of being able to solo in major.

By starting with the major pentatonic, adding notes you will discover the true sound of the scale since the important intervals that make up the mode. See below.

Major Pentatonic:
1
2
3
5
6
Ionian: 4
7

Character: Ionian is often referred to as having a happy sound

Soloing: Use Ionian when you want a happy and settled sound, and whenever you play over chord I

Practice Ionian like this:

  1. Chord shape
  2. Major pentatonic
  3. add 4
  4. Major pentatonic
  5. add 7
  6. Major pentatonic
  7. Ionian
  8. Chord shape

To see the Ionian mode move around the guitar neck in different keys and shapes, use Chordacus.

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