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Mixolydian Flat 6 ModeDominant Sharp 5 Chords

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The mixolydian flat 6 mode comes from the 5th note of the Melodic minor scale. You can use it to improvise over regular dominates and dominants with a ♯5.

The chord that is built from the melodic scale for the 5th note is a dominant 7th chord. This scale also has a flat 6 or a sharp 5th depending on how you want to remember it.

The flat 6 or sharp 5 gives that augmented sound like the augmented triads

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This scale will be played against a G7 chord

All the modes have a certain note or group of notes that give it its unique sound.

These are the notes you want to target when you use these modes to bring out the chord changes

This gives your solos a professional seasoned sound.

Timing the notes that make this mode unique will help you use this scale.

The G mixolydian flat 6 played against a G7 chord

The notes that make this mode unique are the 5 and ♯5, they are the notes I used the most.

The Mixolydian Flat 6 Mode List

Mixolydian ♭6 Formula

1-2-3-4-5-♭6-♭7

This scale is a major scale with a flatted 6 and 7

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Guitar Minor Chord Images

Guitar minor chord images. These chords are only second to the major chords in popular use. They have a mellow almost lonely sound when used as the home chord.

The only difference between the major and minor is a lowered 3rd in the minor chord.

Like the three major chords there are three minor chords in every major scale.

A Minor Chords

The notes for this chord are A, C and E. They can be played in any order or combination. Experiment, explore the guitar fretboard and find some.

You can find this chord in the keys of C, F and G.

D Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are D, F and A.

You can find this chord in the keys of F, B flat and C.

G Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are G, B Flat and D.

You can find this chord in the keys of B flat, E flat and F.

C Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are C, E flat and G.

These chords are found in the E flat, A flat and B flat scales.

F Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are F, A flat and C.

These chords are found in the A flat, D flat and E flat scales.

B Flat Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are B flat, D flat and F.

These chords are found in the D flat, G flat and A flat scales.

E Flat Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are E flat, G flat and B flat.

These chords are found in the G flat, C flat and D flat scales

D Sharp Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are D sharp, F sharp and A sharp.

These chords are found in the F Sharp, B and C Sharp scales

G Sharp Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are G sharp, B and D sharp.

These chords are found in the B, E and F Sharp scales

C Sharp Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are C sharp, E and G sharp.

These chords are found in the E, A and B scales

F Sharp Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are F sharp, A and C sharp.

These chords are found in the A, D and E scales

B Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are B, D and F Sharp.

These chords are found in the D, G and A scales

E Minor Chords

The Notes for this chord are E, G and B.

These chords are found in the G, C and D scales

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Discover the D Flat Major Scale

The D flat major scale has five flats giving us B, E, A, D and G flatted in this scale. The scales are easy to remember if you know the circle of 4ths. With each key we added one more flat.

This major scale is made from the tetra-chords from the G flat and A flat scales.

The D flat, G flat and A flat are all related to each other this is why you see the same notes and chords in them.

These scale names are also the names of the major chords in the D flat scale.


D Flat Scale PDF

The D Flat Major Scale Layout

The first four notes of this scale came from the key of G♭. The last four notes of this scale come from the key of A♭.

D Flat Tetra-Chords

The tetra-chord is a four note group of notes that makes up half a of a major scale. Each major scale has two of these.

The first D flat tetra-chord comes from the last G flat tetra-chord and the second one comes from the first A flat tetrachord.

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1st Tetrachord

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2nd Tetrachord

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The D Flat Major Scale Numbering

The major scales have numbers that go with the notes for easy identification. You will find out later that this way of referring to numbers makes it possible to refer to all scales and chords no matter what key you are in.

Usually this is used to refer to the chords but it is also our way of building our chords from scales. When referring to chords the numbers are usually written in Roman numerals, upper case for major chords and lower case for minor chords.

The D Flat Scale
Notation and Tablature

D Flat Major Chords

D♭

E♭m

Fm

G♭

A♭

B♭m

Cdim

D♭

The D Flat Major Scale Chord Diagrams


The D Flat Major Key signature

This is how the key signature will look if you are in the key of D♭. The flat symbol circles the B, D and G lines and the E and A spaces in the staff.

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Other flats and sharps will be marked in the music itself but the B, E, A, D and G won’t be so you have to remember them.

The flat keys spell little words as you cycle through the 4ths starting with B then BE then BEA then BEAD then BEADG and so on. This might help you remember the flats in the keys.

Major Key

♭’s

Key Signature

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D♭

B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭, G♭

B♭

Music Intervals

If you know the circle of 4th’s it’s fairly easy to remember the flats. The guitar is tuned in 4th’s except for the 3rd to 2nd strings which is a major 3rd interval.

If you want to learn more about intervals check out the intervals page below.

Music Intervals

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Learning Guitar ScalesA Tough Job?

Learning guitar scales and modes can be very boring making it harder to concentrate and remember, like all those dates in history class I could never remember.

Scales are like baseball fields. Each one is the same but they’re different too. One field the turf might be lumpy making the ball bounce crazy another field it’s easy to hit it over the fence.

Different scales on guitar make a big difference in a song. It can give you more open strings or different fingerings that sound better in one scale than in another scale. Unlike the Piano which is linear and the only thing that changes is the pitch and how far over on the seat you go to reach the notes.

Some scales are harder to use on the guitar than others. The scales with the notes of the open strings in them are more popular.

However if you are going to play with horns like a Sax you need to know your flat keys because this is what they use.

Major Scale First

Learning the major scale first is the way to go.

Learn the C scale first, it’s an easy one no sharps or flats

If you learn the C major scale you will have also learned the following;

C – Major Pentatonic – C D E G A C

A – Minor Pentatonic – A C D E G A

C – Ionian Mode – (Major Scale) – C D E F G A B C

D – Dorian Mode – D E F G A B C D

E – Phrygian Mode – E F G A B C D E

F – Lydian Mode – F G A B C D E F

G – Mixolydian Mode – G A B C D E F G

A – Aeolian Mode – (Natural Minor) – A B C D E F G A

B – Locrian Mode – B C D E F G A B

Two More Scales
Major/Minor Blues Scales

If you add the note E♭ between the D and E of the major pentatonic you will have the C major blues scale

Also if you add the E♭ between the D and E of the minor pentatonic scale you will have the A minor blues scale

Same Scales – Different Root Note

Relative Scales

The major and minor pentatonic relative scales have the same notes.

The C major has the same notes as the A minor pentatonic.

The relative minor is a minor 3rd or 3 frets back from the major pentatonic scale.

The relative major is a minor 3rd or 3 frets ahead from the minor pentatonic scale.

It’s the Root

What makes them different is where you start or the root note.

The C pentatonic sounds better if played over the C chord form.

The root note is more powerful than the 6th or A note making your solo want to return to the root tone.

Using the Minor Form for Major Chords

You can use the minor form just don’t use the root to start with use the second note, a minor third ahead.

In other words use the A minor form for a C chord but make the C note home and not the A

Learning Guitar Scales – The Modes

The same is true of all the modes above.

They are the same notes as the C scale but they start on a different note.

These can be used over the chords in the C scale.

Learning guitar scales doesn’t have to be hard

C Major Scale Modes

Ionian Mode – I or any C chord except for dominants

Dorian Mode – ii chord D minor chords

Phrygian Mode – Em chords – limited due to F note

Lydian Mode – IV chord or any F except dominant

Mixolydian Mode – V chord or any G dominant

Aeolian Mode – vi chord or any A minor Chord

Locrian Mode – vii or Bm7♭5 chord – For Jazz Players

Scale Learning Software

The hardest part of learning guitar scales is where to start? How many times do I have to play the same scale? Which scales to learn first?

This is a little different than the tetrachord way of learning scales. you might understand this easier.

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This is a software program that helps you learn all of the major scales, modes and other scales.

It’s amazing how a computer and some software can make learning these scales so much easier than the way I learned them.

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Learning scales in small visual sections makes learning them easier to remember.

Scales are simple but confusing because the notes are very similar for each scale.

If you are willing to take a little time each day and use this software you will learn all the scales everywhere on the fretboard.

Don’t overdo it, about ten to twenty minutes a day will do.

You will also learn about chords and arpeggios. Arpeggio is a fancy word for a chord played one note at a time

The beginning of Roy Orbison’s song Pretty Woman is an E9th arpeggio mixed up a little bit. The same with the Lennon/McCartney song Day Tripper

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Easy to Learn Guitar SongsEverybody Starts Here

Having some easy to learn guitar songs will help build your playing ability and confidence as you learn the basics of music.

This is how everybody starts off learning their first songs. Every guitar player was at this point at one time, no matter how good they are today. They just kept learning and practicing.

This is a good way to get started actually playing and developing your sense of rhythm on the guitar as you learn the guitar basics.

Start slow and learn the chords first before trying to play the song.

Practice changing from one chord to the next first without keeping time. You just want to be able to move your fingers from one chord to the next.

It will get easier and there are many other easy guitar songs out there using the same chords.

After you can change fairly easy try playing each chord for 4 beats each just the way you tap your foot to a song on the radio.

These are good guitar songs for beginners or even someone who has been playing and can add some fills or fancy chord changes.

Learning Chords
Easy to Learn Guitar Songs

These chords that I am going to show you are in the 1st position. These are fairly easy chords but if this are your first encounter with chords you may want to go check out the guitar chord diagrams page.

This page will show you the basics of chord diagrams.

Guitar Chord Diagrams

If the barred F chord is too hard to finger now try the short version. You will be able to later on.

There are some extra chords here that aren’t in any of the songs. I had some extra space, try them out.

The B♭ chord is also hard to get good clear notes in the beginning. If you practice these chords up around the 10th fret they will be easier to play. You will have to work them down the neck a little at a time.

More Easy to Learn Guitar Songs

What I am going to do is list a song and the chords for it. It will be up to you to learn when you change chords.These are easy guitar songs to learn. The songs will be popular ones that you have heard before. I will give you some tips if necessary

This will be the beginning of your ear training. You will listen to music in a whole new way.

Easy to Learn Guitar Songs – Tips

1st – listen to the bass if you have trouble hearing when a chord changes.

2nd – Play Slow, Don’t try to play the song at full speed until you can make the chord changes smoothly.

3rd – Listen to your chords, you want good clean sounding notes.

Wonderful Tonight
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Here is an easy to learn guitar song. This might not be where you want to start if your a metal head(no offense intended) but the women love songs like this and that’s what matters.

This isn’t what I would call one of the easy guitar songs to learn but it moves slowly and there are only 4 chords.

This song calls for a different D chord than the one above. I’ll show you all the chords for this song.

Use this D when it follows the G chord and use the other D from up above after the C chord.

The reason for this is the bass line goes from G to F sharp to E.

Here is a link for an mp3 download of this song in case you want to add it to your collection

Wonderful Tonight – mp3

Wonderful Tonight – Sheet Music

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Wonderful Tonight
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 Song - Wonderful Tonight Words and Music - Eric Clapton Chords in Song- G, C, D, Em Intro G D C D Verse 1 G D C D It's late in the eve - ning she's won-dring what clothes to wear G D C D She puts on her make - up and brush-es her long blonde hair C D G D Em And then she asks - me Do I look al-right? Em C D And I say Yes You look won-der-ful to-night G D C D 
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Verse 2 G D C D We go a par-ty and ev-ery-one turns to see G D C D This beau-ti-ful la-dy that's walk-ing a-round with me C D G D Em And then she asks me do you feel al-right? Em C D And I say yes I feel won-der-ful to-night
Break after 2nd verse G - 4beats G C D I feel won der ful be - cause I see the love - G D Em C light in - your eyes Then the won-der of it all- D C D G is that you just don't_ re-al-ize how much I love - you D C D
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Verse 3 G D C D It's time to go home now and I've got an ach-ing head G D C D So I give her the car keys she helps me to bed C D G Em And then I tell her as I turn out the light C D I say my dar-ling, you were won-der-ful to-night
After 3rd verse G - 4beats G C D I feel won der ful be - cause I see the love - G D Em C light in - your eyes Then the won-der of it all D C D G is that you just don't re-al-ize how much I love - you D C D G D Em D
Just Chords Little Instrumental C D G Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight D C D G
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This is a popular Eric Clapton song. These are the only chords in the song.

Sympathy for the Devil
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Here is another one of those four chord easy to learn guitar songs. Music doesn’t have to be complicated to write a good song.

Here are the Chords from up top for this song.

Here is a link to this song in case you don’t have a copy.

 Written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger Intro - Starts off with drums playing a Jungle-like rhythm Chords in Song E, D, A, B verse 1 E D A E Please al-low me to int-ro-duce my-self I'm a man of wealth and taste E D A E Ive been a-round for a long, long year stole ma-ny a mans soul and faith E D A E And I was round when Jes-us Christ had his mo-ment of doubt and pain E D A E Made damn sure that pi-late wash-ed his hands and seal-ed his fate 
Refrain B E Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name E B E But whats puzz-ling you is the na-ture of my ga-me
Verse 2 E D A E I stuck around st. pet-ers-burg when I saw it was a time for a change D A E Kill-ed the czar and his min-is-ters An-a-sta-sia scream-ed in vain D I rode a tank Held a gen-rals rank when the A E blitz-krieg raged and the bod-ies stank
refrain B E Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name, ah yeah B E Ah, whats puzz-ling you is the na-ture of my ga-me, ah yeah
verse 3 E D I watched with glee while your kings and queens A E Fought for ten de-cades for the gods they made D I shouted out who killed the Kennedys? A E When af-ter all it was you and me D Let me please in-tro-duce my-self A E Im a man of wealth and taste D And I laid traps for troub-a-dours A E Who get killed be-fore they reached bom-bay
refrain B E Pleased to meet you hope you guessed my name, ah yeah B E But whats puzz-ling you is the na-ture of my ga-me, ah yeah, B E Pleased to meet you hope you guess-ed my name, ah yeah B E But whats con fus-ing you is just the na-ture of my ga-me
Verse 4 E D A E Just as every cop is a crim-in-al and all the sin-ners saints E D As heads is tails just call me lucifer A E cause Im in need of some restraint E D So if you meet me have some cour-te-sy A E Have some sympathy, and some taste E D Use all your well learn'd po-lite-ness A E Or I'll lay your soul to waste, um yeah B E Pleased to meet you hope you guess-ed my na-me, um yeah B E But whats puzz-ling you is the na-ture of my ga-me um mean it, get down The ending is just E D A E verse chords and vocal improvising. The guitar lead in the middle is just a verse without the B to E Refrain

Hey Jude
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I couldn’t find a direct link to an mp3 of this song. The Beatles recordings aren’t available in mp3 format although their individual solo work is.

I do have a link where you can get CD’s of their albums

Beatles CD’s

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Here are the chord diagrams for this song.

 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Chords in Song - F, F7, Bb, C, C7, Gm7, Eb Verse 1 F C Hey Jude don't make it bad C7 F Take a sad song and make it bet-ter Bb F Re-mem-ber to let her in-to your heart C7 F Then you can start to make it bet-ter C Hey Jude don't be a-fraid C7 F You were made to go out and get her. Bb F The min-ute you let her un-der your skin C7 F Then you be-gin to make it bet-ter. F7 Bb And an-y-time you feel the pain hey jude, refrain Gm7 C7 F Don't car-ry the world u-pon your shoul-ders F7 Bb For now you know that it's a fool who plays it cool Gm7 C7 F By mak-ing his world a lit-tle cold-er. F7 C7 Da da da da-da da da da da 
verse 2 F C Hey Jude, don't let me down. C7 F You have found her, now go and get her Bb F Re-mem-ber to let her in-to your heart C7 F Then you can start to make it bet-ter F7 Bb So let it out and let it in hey Jude be-gin Gm7 C7 F You're wait-ing for some-one to per-form with F7 Bb And don't you know that its just you hey Jude you'll do Gm7 C7 F The move-ment you need is on your shoul-der F7 C7 Na na na na-na na na na na
verse 3 F C Hey Jude, dont make it bad C7 F Take a sad song and make it bet-ter Bb F Re-mem-ber to let her un-der your skin C7 F Then you'll be-gin to make it bet-ter F bet-ter bet-ter bet-ter bet-ter bet-ter F Eb Oh yeah yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh na na na a Bb F na na na na hey Jude F Eb Bb F Na na na na na na na na na na na -Hey Jude
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The Dorian Flat 2 Mode

The dorian flat 2 mode has a very useful application. This mode is good for improvising over minor 7th chords and the rare minor 7th flat 9. The minor 7th flat 9 chord is close to a dominant 7th

A Dm7♭9 = D F A C E♭ An F7 chord = F A C E♭. If you add the D it becomes an F6/7. Adding the flatted 9th takes away the minor sound and creates a dominant sound.

As long as you don’t linger on the flatted 9th this will work on minor and minor 7th chords.

These melodic modes and names of these scales are all related to the major scale mode names.

Dominant Chords

The dorian ♭2 mode comes rom the second note of the Melodic minor scale and can be used over minor 7th chords and dominant 7th flat 9 suspended chords of the same root. You just have to be careful with the second note being a half step from the root.

The names of these scales can be confusing especially if you don’t know all the major scale modes.

The main thing you need to remember is a melodic minor scale is a major scale with a flatted 3rd. That is the only difference.

The important thing is do you know where the scale came from and what chords you can use it for not it’s name.

This Dorian mode starts on the second note of the melodic minor scale just like the major scale Dorian mode does.

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Here is a little taste of the dorian flat 2 mode played against a Dm7 chord.

The Dorian Flat 2 played against a D minor 7th chord

I’m trying to give you the overall sound that mode has. The minor 2nd interval gives it that unique quality that it has so I used this note more than usual. This note should usually be used on upbeats to avoid a minor 2nd clash with the bass note.

Dorian ♭2 Mode List

Dorian ♭2 Mode Formula

The formula is 1-♭2-♭3-4-5-6-7

It’s a dorian mode with a flatted 2nd or a major scale with a flatted 2nd and 3rd.

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