Unleash the hidden power of the scales and modes in your music with SLModes.
Are you looking to explore creative and exotic chord progressions? Are you feeling adventurous enough to blur the line between scales and their modes?
Then keep reading.
Most people who write music pick a key (let’s say C major) and restrict themselves to the chords of that key (C Dm Em F G Am Bº).
But here’s a new way of thinking about chord progressions: Don’t remain in the same key.
Did you know that jumping from scales that share notes in common can sound pretty fascinating, colourful, exotic or mysterious? If you ever heard about terms such as pitch axis theory and modal modulation, this is what they were talking about.
SLModes is a tool to help music writers to take full advantage of these concepts.
The main features are:
▸ List of all Major scale modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian;
▸ List of all Melodic Minor modes: Melodic Minor, Dorian b2, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant, Mixolydian b6, Locrian #2, Altered;
▸ List of all Harmonic Minor modes: Harmonic Minor, Locrian 6, Ionian #5, Dorian #4, Phrygian Major, Lydian #2, Ultralocrian;
▸ For each mode, it shows its associated chords and notes;
▸ For each mode, a list of its guitar fretboard shape and piano notes.
▸ It provides instant feedback on how a mode sounds by playing it over a selected chord.
▸ It creates a list of all matching modes and their corresponding chords based on how many notes in common they have with the original mode you’ve selected.