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Modal chord progression and tritone substitution

Is is possible to use tritone substitution in modal chord progression? For example I have a simple I-IV-V-I chord prog, in C mixolidian: C-F-Gm-C. Can I substitute the Gm with Db7? And if yes the ...
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Tonal Compatibility

Considering: that finding the Ionian Mode's Phrygian location, suggests counting back 3 degrees from C'- Bb, Ab, 'G', starting from 'G'- play the 'Eb' Scale. The Answer', I have been serching for the ...
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Which chords belong to a mode?

My guitar teacher - in my short student days - told me that each mode, in order to be expressed, have to be played over a certain chord. That chord can either come from a second guitar, or from one ...
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Using the Circle of Fifths for Modal Music Key Changes: Is this oversimplifying?

I am learning about the modes, relative scales, and the circle of fifths. I am interested in adding key changes to my playing. I understand that if you're playing in, say C major, the easiest key ...
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Is it possible to find the mode of the borrowed chord?

I came across a piece which uses a dorian progression: i - IV - VII - III - ii7 - v - V V is a borrowed chord, but is it possible to determine from which mode this chord was borrowed? (lydian, ...
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Which scale(s) can I use?

I've just come back from my jazz workshop and the lines I played over a G7 C7 G7 D7#9 Eb7#9 D7#9b13 G7 progression were ok, -ish. When asked, our teacher told me to try dorian scales, over mixolydian ...
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“Tonal Tones” and “Modal Tones” - what do they mean?

Robert Rawlins in his Jazzology: The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory for All Musicians shows this chart, in his discussion about the modes of the major scale: Rawlins doesn't seem to offer a clear ...
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Modal theory and resolution

Does each mode resolved to their respective roots as modes are to be seen as nothing more than another degree of the same scale/key. Or do they always resolve to the root note of the respective major ...
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Modal Cadence Options

I understand that when playing in a mode, the cadences are quite different from tonal cadences. For example, in the Phrygian mode a cadence would be IV - iii (or II - i if we're renumbering the chords)...
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Is a lydian II - V - I progression common?

I recently learned that there's a harmonic reason why some scales exist. If you have a minor scale but want to have a dominant V chord, sharpen the 7th degree and as a byproduct you get the harmonic ...
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How to recognize the modal scale starting from the chord?

I know that: Cmag7 is Ionic mode D-7 is Dorian mode F delta #11 is Lydian mode G7 is Mixolydian mode But I don't understand of two obtain the scale starting from the chords. For example, in the ...
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What's it called in music theory when a melody changes key every measure?

I like to write music by repeating melodies, except I usually shift the notes a whole step or sometimes a minor third every measure. So let's say a song starts with a melody in A minor, the next ...
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Difference between Modality, Tonality and Chord-naming conventions in a more practical way?

There is a lot of very valuable information about these terms that I have been reading lately - inline on SE and on other places on the web: What's the difference between "modal music"...
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Who invented modal Jazz?

Can anyone be said to have done so? Or was it just a movement that emerged from the various people playing at the time? I believe that Kind of Blue was the first album to popularize it but can Miles ...
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Why Orlando Gibbons is considered “the end of modality, the beginning of tonality”?

According to Glenn Gould (minute 28:20), Orlando Gibbons represents the end of modality, the beginning of tonality Can anyone deepen the meaning of this? Could you please point to a specific ...