Mode Construction | Mixolydian Mode (5 of 7)

The Mixolydian mode may be built off of the fifth scale degree of a corresponding Major scale.

For example, by looking at the notes of a C Major scale we can see that the fifth note in the scale is the note G.

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Knowing this, if we play all of the notes in the key of C Major from the fifth scale degree G to the octave above that note we will be playing all of the notes of G Mixolydian.

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In that same respect, the fifth scale degree of an F Major scale is the note C natural.

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Playing all of the notes in the key of F Major from C natural to C natural would result in a C Mixolydian scale.