I used this handout in class to introduce the modes and how they can be found in popular repertoire. We worked through each of the steps together as a class, and I introduced the modes’ names in step 4 of each excerpt. During this step, we also discussed characteristic intervals and scale degrees of each of these modes. A list of the modes was provided in the course’s textbook.
Instructor: Erin Johnston; created in collaboration with Michèle Duguay
Course: Popular Music Harmony and Voice Leading 1