What is the different between a Scale and a Mode?

What is the different between a Scale and a Mode?

The term scale and mode are used interchangeably and in a strict theory sense there is a big difference between a scale and a mode or modal scale. They are NOT the same, even if they are the same notes. A scale and mode can contain exactly the same notes.

This started out as a reply to a on-line posting and question. I realized a lot of players don’t know the difference between a scale and a mode or scale mode. So, I though I’d spin out a little Internet lesson and post it. So here is my take on the Scale and Mode thingy.

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The Major Scale




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The Major Scale or Ionian scale is a diatonic scale, made up of seven distinct notes, plus an eighth which duplicates the first one octave higher. In solfege these notes correspond to the syllables "Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti/Si, (Do)",

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The Major Scale




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Not called the learning scale for a reason. The major scale is a great scale for learning how music and chords work. It’s a core scale from which a majority of your core, essential scales can be derived. There are 15 major scales.

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