Unleash the hidden power of the scales and modes in your music with SLModes.
A lot of today’s music is based on the same old rules. Maybe you want to add more creativity to your chord progressions? Try new combinations of chords? Transcend the ideia of key signatures? If that’s the case, take time to explore this cool approach to writing music.
Most songwriters tend to pick a key (let’s say C major) and restrict themselves to the chords of that key (C Dm Em F G Am Bº).
But here’s a different way of thinking about chord progressions: Don’t remain in the same key.
Remember: key signatures are a human construct! 🙂
Jumping from scales that share notes in common can sound pretty fascinating, colorful, exotic or mysterious? If you ever heard about terms such as Pitch Axis Theory and Modal Modulation, this is what they were talking about.
SLModes is a tool to help music writers to take full advantage of these concepts.
The main features are:
▸ List of all Major scale modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian;
▸ List of all Melodic Minor modes: Melodic Minor, Dorian b2, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant, Mixolydian b6, Locrian #2, Altered;
▸ List of all Harmonic Minor modes: Harmonic Minor, Locrian 6, Ionian #5, Dorian #4, Phrygian Major, Lydian #2, Ultralocrian;
▸ For each mode, it shows its associated chords and notes;
▸ For each mode, a list of its guitar fretboard shape and piano notes.
▸ It provides instant feedback on how a mode sounds by playing it over a selected chord.
▸ It creates a list of all matching modes and their corresponding chords based on how many notes in common they have with the original mode you’ve selected.
Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Architecture: 64 bits
RAM: 1 GB
Hard-Drive Free Space: 50 MB
Minimum Screen Resolution: 915×540
Get SLModes for Windows
Disclaimer for macOS users
You asked, we delivered! SLModes is now available on macOS 🥳
With one caveat! Our software hasn’t been certified by Apple (we’ll consider it in the future), so for now we’re being classified as an “unidentified developer” and your machine won’t allow you to run SLModes straight out of the box.
This can actually be solved with 6 mouse clicks (read page 2 of the manual) but you need to be aware this will happen and be okay with it before you buy SLModes 1.5.0.