Modes of the Harmonic Major Scale
What Are The Seven Modes Of The Harmonic Major Scale
The seventh modes derived from the harmonic major scale are :
- Ionian b6 (Harmonic major). Formula is : 1-2-3-4-5-b6-7
- Dorian b5. Formula is : 1-2-b3-4-b5-6-b7
- Phrygian b4. Formula is : 1-b2-b3-b4-5-b6-b7
- Lydian b3. Formula is : 1-2-b3-#4-5-6-7
- Mixolydian b2. Formula is : 1-b2-3-4-5-6-b7
- Lydian Augmented #2. Formula is : 1-#2-3-#4-#5-6-7
- Locrian bb7. Formula is : 1-b2-b3-4-b5-b6-bb7
The Ionian b6 mode is the first of the harmonic major scale also referred to as Ethiopian scale or Nat Bhairav. This theory lesson provide formula charts and guitar diagrams for a better understanding of this scale.
You will find in this lesson theory, formula charts and guitar diagrams about the second mode the harmonic major scale, the Dorian b5 mode.
The Phrygian b4 mode is the third mode of the harmonic major scale. It is generally used over dominant altered chords because of the b9,#9 and b13 it contains. This effective lesson provides guitar shapes and scale charts for a better understanding of the Phrygian b4 mode.