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What is the difference between a mode and a scale?

Are modes and scales not the same? If not, how are modes different from scales?

  • Wikipedia: Scale (music), Mode (music) Sep 14 '12 at 13:50
  • No. A scale is a stack of root notes of each degree of the mode. A mode is a type of musical scale coupled with a set of characteristic melodic behaviors.
    – user53472
    Mar 4 '19 at 10:51

No. Modes belong to scales. The modes are seven different scales. They come from the major scale, and they are applied to give different "colours" to the music.

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