Major and Mixolydian comparison
The Major scale compared to the Mixolydian mode with diagrams and explanation.
The Major and the Mixolydian are seven-note scales. The scales are similar, only one tone differs (as seen in the comparing tables below). The deviation is the flattened 7th which gives Mixolydian its dominant sound.
A Major scale degrees and notes.
A Mixolydian scale degrees and notes.
The scale diagrams show A Major and A Mixolydian (shape 1) in two octaves.
The scale diagram shows Major and Mixolydian modes merged (the added Mixolydian notes in light green).
Scale box relationships
A Major shape 1 is identical (besides the root notes) with E Mixolydian shape 3.
A Major (shape 1)
E Mixolydian (shape 3)