In the Mood for Modes Book 1

The In the Mood for Modes series is a creative and comprehension introduction to the study of the ancient church modes.

In the Mood for Modes Book 1 includes elementary
piano solos and improvisations in each of the seven modes while utilizing 5-finger patterns. Students learn about modal 5-finger patterns, compare sounds and readily transcribe works into various modes.

Familiar and original works in a wide range of styles are presented utilizing the white key modal patterns.  Ideal for private and master class situations.


Weight 170 g



5-finger white key patterns

Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian Modes


Traditonal to Flamenco to jazz and pop


Debra Wanless

1 review for In the Mood for Modes Book 1

  1. ttd

    This is a great book all around, but some of the best features are the Improv examples which are perfect for the Music for Everyone Popular exams [Grades 1 & 2] with CNCM. The step by step instructions will assist any ‘first timers’ with the improvisation process.

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