Tonal Centre Explained (June 2010)

The purpose of the Tonal Centre concept is to train your ear to be able locate a particular note that would be the route note in a scale.
Centre, refers to the route note of a scale having notes higher and lower.

Finding the Tonal Centre or route note is done by ear.

The reason convention teaches individal modes as independant scales is to train the ear to locate the Tonal Centre.

Guitarmodes method stays with Tonal Centre convention and yet aviods the tedious task of having to learn the patterns for each mode individually across the fretboard.

www.brucearnold.com provides a very successful ear training method.

3 Jun 2010