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All posts about modes -- including relative and parallel modes, along with chords and progressions based on these modes.

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6 | Relative Mode Tables
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/698850/6-relative-mode-tables

89 | The 7 Relative Modes (an Easy Way to Picture Them)
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1605515/89-the-7-relative-modes-an-easy-way-to-picture-them

-- PARALLEL --

22 | The 7 Parallel Modes (table)
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1086416/22-the-7-parallel-modes-table

91 | Parallel Modes and the Connections between Keys
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1605649/91-parallel-modes-and-the-connections-between-keys

111 | Circle of Fifths - modes intro
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1898726/111-circle-of-fifths-modes-intro

122 | Parallel Mode Labels
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/2004473/122-parallel-mode-labels

150 | Modes - Relative vs. Parallel
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/2716388/150-modes-relative-vs-parallel

157 | Intro to Modes in the Circle of Fifths
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/2857592/157-intro-to-modes-in-the-circle-of-fifths

-- IONIAN --

4 | Ionian Mode Chords (table)
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/684705/4-ionian-mode-chords-table

-- DORIAN --

3 | Dorian Mode Chords (table)
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/681478/3-dorian-mode-chords-table

31 | Intro to the Dorian Mode
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1209698/31-intro-to-the-dorian-mode

30 | Dorian Mode Patterns (piano)
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1221789/30-dorian-mode-patterns-piano

33 | Dorian Mode Chords - quick overview
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1257507/33-dorian-mode-chords-quick-overview

146 | Extended Chords - D Dorian
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/2558609/146-extended-chords-d-dorian

192 | Dorian mode progressions
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/3548627/192-dorian-mode-progressions

-- PHRYGIAN --

2 | Phrygian Mode Chords (table)
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/678051/2-phrygian-mode-chords-table

32 | Intro to the Phrygian Mode
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1244442/32-intro-to-the-phrygian-mode

37 | Phrygian Mode (piano)
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1295101/37-phrygian-mode-piano

60 | Phrygian Dominant Chords
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/1525258/60-phrygian-dominant-chords

-- LYDIAN --

17 | Lydian Mode Chords (table)
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/958787/17-lydian-mode-chords-table

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