Unit 2: Harmonising

Now that we've covered the scale aspect of Ionian, let's take a look at how to create chords within the Ionian mode. This is the often forgotten step when we first start looking at modes, and honestly, should be the most important! mode cannot truly become the mode without the correct set of chords or drone notes underneath the scales. As we create the chords of the mode we are looking to define the mode by creating a sound that feels like home. So, whether we are playing just a single chord vamp, or a 7 chord track (And everything in between), we get a sense and feeling that the tonal centre (the Ionian mode root chord and note) is "home". Let's explore this fully in this unit.

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