Can you give a brief idiot's explanation of modes? (Like phrygian and myxilodian?) from aennimtz
The last time I did this, it sounded bizarre. So we’ll see what happens
Modes are scales created from scales.
Take the c major scale (cdefgabc)
then start on the second note and go up an octave, while maintaining the key (defgabcd)
This gives you the dorian mode in this particular key(dorian of any key is starting on the 2nd scale degree)
To produce the other modes (lydian, mixolydian, phrygian, etc) you start on different scale degrees (phrygian is 3rd, lydian is 4th, mixolydian is 5th) and go up the octave while maintaining the key.
I hope this makes sense.