Mixolydian Mode

    🎨 A visual reference to the Mixolydian mode (aka Mixolydian scale), which is the 5th mode of the major scale. The Mixolydian mode is created from the major scale by flattening the 7th scale degree. The Mixolydian mode is major-sounding and sounds smooth and bluesy.

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    Mixolydian Mode: Reference Table

    First, a reference table for the Mixolydian mode/scale for all the keys. The keys are in order of 5ths, as with the circle of fifths. This illustrates the close relationship between keys that are a 5th distance apart.

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    CDEFGAB♭C
    GABCDEFG
    DEF♯GABCD
    ABC♯DEF♯GA
    EF♯G♯ABC♯DE
    BC♯D♯EF♯G♯AB
    F♯G♯A♯BC♯D♯EF♯
    D♭E♭FG♭A♭B♭C♭D♭
    A♭B♭CD♭E♭FG♭A♭
    E♭FGA♭B♭CD♭E♭
    B♭CDE♭FGA♭B♭
    FGAB♭CDE♭F

    And now for each of the keys/scales in more detail. Tip: click the lock icon to trigger the chords of that key using buttons 1 through 7 on your keyboard.

    C Mixolydian

    notes: C D E F G A B♭

    relative key: F major

    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B♭
    • C

    chords in the key of C Mixolydian

    D Mixolydian

    notes: D E F♯ G A B C

    relative key: G major

    • D
    • E
    • F♯
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D

    chords in the key of D Mixolydian

    E Mixolydian

    notes: E F♯ G♯ A B C♯ D

    relative key: A major

    • E
    • F♯
    • G♯
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E

    chords in the key of E Mixolydian

    F Mixolydian

    notes: F G A B♭ C D E♭

    relative key: A♯ major

    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B♭
    • C
    • D
    • E♭
    • F

    chords in the key of F Mixolydian

    G Mixolydian

    notes: G A B C D E F

    relative key: C major

    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G

    chords in the key of G Mixolydian

    A Mixolydian

    notes: A B C♯ D E F♯ G

    relative key: D major

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F♯
    • G
    • A

    chords in the key of A Mixolydian

    B Mixolydian

    notes: B C♯ D♯ E F♯ G♯ A

    relative key: E major

    • B
    • C
    • D♯
    • E
    • F♯
    • G♯
    • A
    • B

    chords in the key of B Mixolydian

    C♯ / D♭ Mixolydian

    C♯ Mixolydian: C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯ G♯ A♯ B

    D♭ Mixolydian: D♭ E♭ F G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭

    relative key: F♯ major

    • C♯
    • D♯
    • E♯
    • F♯
    • G♯
    • A♯
    • B
    • C

    chords in the key of C Mixolydian

    E♭ / D♯ Mixolydian

    E♭ Mixolydian: E♭ F G A♭ B♭ C D♭

    D♯ Mixolydian: D♯ E♯ F♯♯ G♯ A♯ B♯ C♯

    relative key: G♯ major

    • E♭
    • F
    • G
    • A♭
    • B♭
    • C
    • D♭
    • E♭

    chords in the key of D Mixolydian

    F♯ / G♭ Mixolydian

    F♯ Mixolydian: F♯ G♯ A♯ B C♯ D♯ E

    G♭ Mixolydian: G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭ D♭ E♭ F♭

    relative key: B major

    • F♯
    • G♯
    • A♯
    • B
    • C
    • D♯
    • E
    • F♯

    chords in the key of F Mixolydian

    A♭ / G♯ Mixolydian

    A♭ Mixolydian: A♭ B♭ C D♭ E♭ F G♭

    G♯ Mixolydian: G♯ A♯ B♯ C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯

    relative key: C♯ major

    • A♭
    • B♭
    • C
    • D♭
    • E♭
    • F
    • G♭
    • A♭

    chords in the key of G Mixolydian

    B♭ / A♯ Mixolydian

    B♭ Mixolydian: B♭ C D E♭ F G A♭

    A♯ Mixolydian: A♯ B♯ C♯♯ D♯ E♯ F♯♯ G♯

    relative key: D♯ major

    • B♭
    • C
    • D
    • E♭
    • F
    • G
    • A♭
    • B♭

    chords in the key of B♭ Mixolydian


    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “Salamander Grand Piano V3” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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