The Ionian Mode: Deep Dive
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THE IONIAN MODE = also known as the Major scale.
The Ionian Mode is really just a fancy name for the Major scale. For the record, if you are playing a song in G major and you scream out “this one’s in G Ionian!”, you will not look sophisticated or musically intelligent, you will look like a douche-canoe. We mainly use the term Ionian Mode when comparing the Major scale to other modes, because we don’t want to hurt it’s feelings.
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