Mode I Ionian

Ionian, the king of all modes…

This is the most important mode in music, also known as major. To be in Ionian a piece needs to be confined to only the notes in a major scale, any of the 12 major scales – no exceptions. Any Ionian tune can be written, played or sung in C major, and there will be no added sharps or flats. It’s that simple.

Countless very simple tunes are in Ionian mode. Some have been composed recently, others have been around for centuries.

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