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Aeolian Piano Mode

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Learn How To Play The Aeolian Mode On The Piano!

Note: The PDF sheet music for this lesson is coming soon.

Let's talk about the sixth mode of the major scale. The sixth mode is also known as the Aeolian mode.

Let's look at it first in the key of C major. The sixth note of the C major scale is the A, so the Aeolian mode starts at A. It looks like this, A, B, C, D, E, F, G,A. Now, as we've done in the past, let's build a seventh chord out of it. The seventh chord for this mode consists of the notes A, C, E, G, and is an A minor seventh chord.

Let's take the same concept and apply it to the E flat major scale . The E flat major scale in its first mode is E flat, F, G, A flat, B flat, C, and D. So, starting on the sixth note, the C, we have C, D, E flat, F, G, A flat, B flat, and back to C. The seventh chord that gets built from that is the C minor seventh. It looks like this, C E flat, G, B flat.

Well, that's it for the Aeolian mode. If you you've been following the lessons in order, you only have one more mode to learn. I'll teach you that one in the next lesson.

Learn all the piano modes to improve your overall piano skill level.