Basic Jazz Music Theory: Scales in Bb : Modes in Bb: Aeolian

Basic Jazz Music Theory: Scales in Bb : Modes in Bb: Aeolian


Now we are going to take a look at our Aeolian
mode or our 6 mode of the major scale. B flat is the 6 note out of D flat major so we are
going to be reading in D flat major. We are going to take a look here we have 5 flats,
B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G flat. So we start right here on the B flat, so you
have B flat,C, so 1,2, your minor 3rd D flat, your 4, your 5, and then you have a flat 6
this G flat right here and that is really our note that stands out in the scale and
then your flat 7. So you have this flat 6 and it really works well melodically. Unfortunately when you use it chorally it
really stands out so when you are counting or playing chords under you don’t want to
play that flat 6 or maybe just stick to your Dorian mode. But melodically it is beautiful.
That is your Aeolian mode, the root B, B flat which comes out of D flat major.

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