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I do like this book, but I have a question regarding Section 1 Major Scales - Tonal Variations:
The first scale on the I grade is the Major one, going down with the same alterations there are another 6 for every key. Is this just a technical exercise as the title indicates or the player should be aware that those are different modes? Should I just worry about playing them nicely or there is more to check with them in terms of knowledge? The first scale is a C Major, just under the first one there is one on the II grade D Dorian and so on..when I play that scale, am I playing a D Dorian or is it a C Major starting from D? What would be the best take and why?
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I do like this book, but I have a question regarding Section 1 Major Scales - Tonal Variations:
... is it a C Major starting from D?
thank you.
I always thought of it this way but I guess you could think of it in mode terms. To be able to play a scale starting on any degree is helpful in terms of technique. AND...don't forget to work on the polytonal variations.
 
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