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Diatonic Scales

Diatonics are the predominate note scales used in modern Western music. Modern performers (especially in most forms of popular music today) have a tendency to conform their music into these scales. There are modes within diatonic music named for the classical Greek modes, though they no longer represent the same scales – the Ionian mode, the Mixolydian mode, the Dorian mode, the Aeolian mode, the Phrygian mode, the Locrian mode, and the Lydian mode. Each mode has a different, distinctive sound to the accustomed ear.

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