Lesson 56: Modal Thinking Part II
Slash Chords and Modes
A slash chord implies/ suggests a mode/ a scale. Some of the slash chord types and the respective corresponding modes/ scales are ( these are just some of the most obvious possibilities):
More Modal Thinking...
Let's continue with the modal thinking introduced in lesson 55. We are going to apply the method of modal thinking to one more tune - one that contains a lot of slash chords.
Example 4: Summer Band Camp by Mick Goodrick
The changes of Summer Band Camp by Mick Goodrick are the following:
Intro: |Cmaj7/G | |Abmaj7#11/G| | |G7sus4 | | Form: |Cmaj7/G | |Abmaj7#11/G| | |Gbmaj7 | |Dmaj7#11/F#| | |Bb7/F |Bb7 |Emaj7#11/G#| | |Dbmaj7/Ab | |F7/A |F7 | |Bmaj7/Bb | |G7sus4 | | |Ebmaj7/G | |A7/G | | Coda: |Cmmaj7/G | | | | | | |Gadd9
Now let's apply the method of modal thinking to this progression. As it happens, Summer Band Camp is the perfect tune/ progression for this type of thinking!
Intro: |G Ionian | |G Phrygian| | |G Mixol. | | Form: |G Ionian | |G Phrygian| | |Gb Lydian | |F# Aeolian| | |F Dorian |Bb Mixol. |G# Aeolian| | |Ab Ionian | |A Locrian |F Mixol. | |Bb Phryg. | |G Mixol. | | |G Aeolian | |G Lydian | | Coda: |C Melodic Minor ( fifth mode)
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