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Why is finding parent scale important in playing modes?

Normally I see no value in the "parent scale" concept, but in the case of the altered scale, or other rotations of the melodic minor scale, I see one particular value for the keyboard. ......
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Why is finding parent scale important in playing modes?

Most, if not all of us, learn scales before modes - so they're (hopefully) deeply ingrained in our playing, and used as a backbone for a lot of it. Some of us then go on to learn modes in their own ...
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Why is finding parent scale important in playing modes?

It's important for a player who primarily runs scales or relies on knowing specific scale-chord associations. It also can be helpful in understanding relationships with surrounding musical material.
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Why is finding parent scale important in playing modes?

I would question the premise... A 7-note scale generates 7 different modes. It's definitely useful to explore all of them for the purpose of exercise, education and maybe inspiration. However, while ...
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Can a key signature express Phrygian mode (not just major or minor)?

Yes. What you are really asking is when presented with a key signature how do I know the tonic and mode of the music? For example, let's say the key signature is one sharp. You've probably been told ...
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Can a key signature express Phrygian mode (not just major or minor)?

There are two ways of writing key signatures of modes. One is to use the key signature of the parent key, the other is to use the traditional key signature based on the root note of the mode, as if it ...
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Can a key signature express Phrygian mode (not just major or minor)?

Yes, the major/minor key signatures can represent any of the diatonic modes. However, it's not uncommon to use the key signature for the "nearest" major or minor key and then use accidentals ...
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