Re: One little theory hang-up
Hey, good responses guys. Jaxadam; yes, when I said the 5th position, I meant beginning on the low E , 5th fret. I think you all are saying that I was correct in thinking that playing the Ionian/ major scale in the key of the song (eg if song is in Cmaj, play C maj /ionian scale eg. beginning in 8th fret on low E ) Aeolian would begin on 5th fret/ low E, Dorian would begin on 10th fret/low E... etc). I was just curious if a song is , for example, in the key of C, instead of playing the Aeolian mode beginning on 5th fret/ low E, could I play Dorian mode in that same position (5th fret/ low E), and connect the other modes from there (eg. phyrigean beginning on 7th fret/ /low E.... etc).; or would that be playing out of key ? In other words, do you always have to play the ionian/ major scale at the position of whatever key you are in, or could you begin with a different mode at that major position ?