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# What to do with scales?

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(@slejhamer)
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memorizing scales using the interval number makes it less daunting; especially if you start look at other modes. like Dorian, Ionian etc.

Can you expand on this comment, please? I am just starting to learn modes but not sure how you are relating the "interval number." Thanks.

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."

(@nolongerme)
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This was very useful and I'm always ready for something new.
thanks

(@dogbite)
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interval numbers. Ive just learned this so bear with me.

in a scale we have the letters.
in the case of an E scale:
E F G A B C D E

using the interval number it reads:

starting with E F is one fret up. thus 1 interval. G is two frets up from F thus 2 intervals.
etc.

so it looks like this 122212 B to C is one interval.

the numbers change when the root note does. or when there is a minor scale where sharps and flats come in.

I dont have the mode scale chart handy. but if you look at one you will see the interval changes in some of the notes of the scale.

so If a D scale in Dorian has a sharp an interval number could possibly show two 1's next to another....that's only an example fo the sake of this post. it may nt be accurate in defining D Dorian. I'd have to spend some time looking that up....
I use the computer at work and that's what I better do now.

hope this helps.

email me and I might be able to expound.

Im just learning tho.

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