Advanced Chordacus

See the modes with Chordacus

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Using Chordacus with the modes

To help you see the modes clearly, more colours to indicate the new intervals have been added in Chordacus.

The major modes start with a barre chord shape in red, add the Major Pentatonic notes in yellow.

To achieve the different modes, different shades of brown are used to indicate the 4, #4, b7 and 7.

The minor modes start with a barre chord shape in red, add the Major Pentatonic notes in blue.

To achieve the different modes, different shades of lilac are used to indicate the b2, 2, b6 and 6.

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C Ionian – E shape

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Ionian in chordacus

This is the Ionian mode in C, as an E shape.

  • Can you see a red chord shape inside the scale?
  • Can you see the Major Pentatonic shape in red with yellow?
  • Can you see how the 4th and  7th create the Ionian mode?

C Lydian – E shape

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Lydian in chordacus

This is the Lydian mode in C, as an E shape.

  • Can you see a red chord shape inside the scale?
  • Can you see the Major Pentatonic shape in red with yellow?
  • Can you see how the #4th and 7th create the Lydian mode?

C Mixolydian – E shape

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Mixolydian in chordacus

This is the Mixolydian mode in C, as an E shape.

  • Can you see a red chord shape inside the scale?
  • Can you see the Major Pentatonic shape in red with yellow?
  • Can you see how the 4th and b7th create the Mixolydian mode?

A Aeolian – Em shape

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Aeolian in chordacus

This is the Aeolian mode in A, as an Em shape.

  • Can you see a red chord shape inside the scale?
  • Can you see the Minor Pentatonic shape in red with blue?
  • Can you see how the 2nd and b6th create the Aeolian mode?

A Dorian – Em shape

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Dorian in chordacus

This is the Dorian mode in A, as an Em shape.

  • Can you see a red chord shape inside the scale?
  • Can you see the Minor Pentatonic shape in red with blue?
  • Can you see how the 2nd and 6th create the Dorian mode?

A Phrygian – Em shape

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Phrygian in chordacus

This is the Phrygian mode in A, as an Em shape.

  • Can you see a red chord shape inside the scale?
  • Can you see the Minor Pentatonic shape in red with blue?
  • Can you see how the b2nd and b6th create the Phrygian mode?

A Phrygian Dominant – E(m) shape

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Phrygian Dominant in chordacus

This is the Phrygian Dominant mode in A, as an E(m) shape.

  • Can you see a red chord shape inside the scale?
  • Can you see the Minor Pentatonic shape, with a major third?
  • Can you see how the b2 and the b6 create the PD mode?

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