Guitar Mode Tables

This page will show a collection of tables that show the various modes derived from each of the Major scales. These tables will show the notes associated with each mode of the scale and the parent scale that spawns the notes of the mode. Please notice that these tables show the Modes derived from the scale of interest. Learn the parent scale of each of the modes. This is a relatively easy way to introduce yourself to modal playing. You can play the notes of the parent scale but hover and resolve on the primary tonal point of the respective scale. Play the notes of G Major, but drive toward the A note and you will be playing A Dorian and not G Major. Take the time to understand this.

All of these examples show the modes starting on the root or tonic of the respective Major scale and NOT starting with the root of the parent schedule. Please take the time to understand this as you look at these tables.

Some of modes have enharmonic equivalents. This means that a single tone can be represented by more than one traditional musical label. The context of the tones will generally indicate the appropriate label. As an example, in the D Flat Mode table you will see D Flat represented instead of C# that would normally be found in the A Major scale that is the parent scale of the D Flat Phrygian Mode.

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A flat major mode table
modes for guitar table
B flat major modes for guitar
B Major mode for guitar
C Major Mode for guitar
D flat Major Mode table
D Major Mode for Guitar
E Flat modes for guitar
E Major Mode Table
F Major mode for guitar
F sharp major modes
G major modes for guitar