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The diatonic modes — ionian, dorian, ..., locrian — don't apply to octatonic scales. So for any given octatonic scale, the first mode, for example, is not "ionian" (unless you develop your own naming system, in which case you could call the remaining modes whatever you like). Generally, the first mode is just "the first mode", and so ...


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Frequency is inversely proportional to string length (f=C/l where C is constant for a given string at a given tension), so halving the length doubles the frequency (an octave). Halfway to the octave leaves you with 3/4 of the string length, so 4/3 of the frequency (a perfect fourth). If you want a perfect fifth (3/2) you need a string length of 2/3, so you ...


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Welcome to the site! The next level? That could mean several things. One might be not relying on the words to songs as navigational aids.Eschew that and concentrate on writing out just the chord chart. Since a lot of songs are similar to poetry, they can be written out on separate lines, either 4 or 8 bars per line will do the job. Don't worry about words - ...


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