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#2454265 - Yesterday at 05:49 AM Order of learning Scales and Modes
Rusco Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
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Hi

I have been studying piano for around a year. I have a classical teacher who is excellent but I am also very interested in Pop, Jazz Folk/Trad and Blues. My question is this: Would I be better served to get all Major/Minor scales and related I-IV- V chord progressions under my fingers before I start working with modes etc. Or can anyone suggest a different method. I see ABRSM in their Jazz scales for beginners teach the Major with the relative Dorian and Myxolidian mode ie C maj D dorian G Myxolidian. I guess I will try to follow this path for now but any tips, ideas or links would be most welcome.

Many thanks,

Russ
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#2454354 - Yesterday at 04:08 PM Re: Order of learning Scales and Modes [Re: Rusco]
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One preliminary point: I'm not sure I'd spend any time on the natural minor, if that's what you mean by major minor? In jazz, for example, Dorian is the minor that used most often. After that, the melodic minor is perhaps the next most important.

As to what scales, you may need to narrow your focus a bit. For blues, you'll want to learn pentatonics and blues scales. For jazz, major, dorian and mixolydian are a good start. I don't know too much about what works in pop or folk. But you want to learn the scales you'll use the most, so you may need to focus what you priorities are a bit more.

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#2454480 - Today at 03:24 AM Re: Order of learning Scales and Modes [Re: jjo]
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Originally Posted By jjo


I don't know too much about what works in pop or folk.



Also in country music - primarily major and minor pentatonic scales.

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