john p wrote:Good to see a presentation that demonstrates the progression through the modes, although I'd go from most major to most minor myself.
I actually like that he went from most minor to most major. I think it's more dramatic that way. It grabbed my attention right away since the Locrian mode is the least used of all the mode and sounds the strangest (since the root chord is diminshed). The overall tension ebbs away with each successive mode. To me, Locrian is the most tense, and Lydian is the most relaxed. He also end with Locrian mode in 8th selection (same as 1st, only faster) which makes for a dramatic finale.
By the way, the progression he used follows the circle of fifths for modes:
- Locrian - 5 flatted notes: 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7
- Phyrgian - 4 flatted notes: 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
- Aeolian - 3 flatted notes: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
- Dorian - 2 flatted notes: 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
- Mixolydian - 1 flatted note: 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
- Ionian - no flatted or shared notes: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
- Lydian - 1 sharped note: 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7