SLModes – Music Modes, Modal Modulation, Pitch Axis Theory


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Try a different approach to writing music with SLModes. 

A lot of today’s music is based on the same formulas, such as:

  1. Choosing the Major and Minor scale (also known as the Ionian and Aeolian modes);
  2. Choosing the same chord progressions;
  3. Always remaining in the same key signature;

So maybe it’s time to explore some alternatives, try new melodies, new chord progressions. Going beyond the ideia of key signatures.

By learning about new music modes, and using concepts such as modal modulation and pitch axis theory, you can break free from your current patterns.

SLModes is a tool to help music writers to take full advantage of those music 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
Soundcard: Required
Hard-Drive Free Space: 50 MB
Minimum Screen Resolution: 915×540


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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.

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