Illogical Fret Board Grid
( Modes, by Interval, MAP ) ____
*( Modes in order ) Ionian. Dorian. Phrygian. Lydian.
Mixolydian. Aeolian. Locrian.
The ‘Tonal-Center’ is the ‘Root, or ‘Major Base, of the
‘Scale used, no matter which ‘Tone’ is chosen as ‘Root.
The ‘A’ on Guitar, is located in six places, within the 12 frets.
Illustrated here / the ‘A ‘Major Ionian’, is on the, 6th, string, 5th fret.
From ‘A’ the scale goes both, ‘Up’, and ‘Down.
Down, is considered towards the ‘Head Stock.
Up, is considered towards the ‘Bridge, or ‘Tail-piece.
A: Phrygian, is 2 whole-tones Down, from T.C. ( a Major 3rd ),
/ 4 frets toward ‘head-stock,
( a.k.a., ‘F or/, 1rst fret, 6th string ). 1,2,2,2,1,2,2.
A: Dorian, is 1 whole-tone Down, (a Major 2nd ), from T.C.
/ 2 frets, toward head-stock,
( a.k.a. ‘G or/ 3rd fret, 6th string ). 2,1,2,2,2,1,2.
T.C. /A: Ionian, begins on ‘A / 6th string 5th fret,
is the Major Scale, used as the T.C. / no ‘b’s or #’s.
Having the Intervals of, T.T.s.T.T.T.s, or/ 2,2,1,2,2,2,1, frets.
(all other scales, are derivative, alterations, of this scale ).
A: Locrian, return to T.C. ,1 half-tone,1 fret UP, ( a minor 2nd ),
towards Bridge, 6th fret, 6th string. ( a.k.a., ‘Bb ). 1,2,2,1,2,2,2.
A: Aeolian, 6th string, 8th fret, Up, ( a minor 6th ),
towards Bridge ( a.k.a., ‘C ). 2,1,2,2,1,2,2.
A: Mixolydian, ‘Up, ( a Perfect 4th ),
on the ‘5th string, 5th fret.
( a.k.a., D ). 2,2,1,2,2,1,2.
A: Lydian, Up, ( a Perfect 5th ) , on the 5th string, 7th fret.
( a.k.a., E ). 2,2,2,1,2,2,1.
A: Phrygian, UP, ( a minor 6th ) , on the 5th string, 8th fret.
( a.k.a., F ). 1,2,2,2,1,2,2... 8ve.
*As ‘Modes, are both, in ‘Series, & Parallel, any ‘Root,
can be viewed, as a Mode, in any Key.