Fatboy Slim’s Praise You – How to change the mode from G Mixolydian into E Phrygian

This tutorial shows how The Mode Decoder helps me bypas modal theory  but be able to change the mode of ‘Praise You’ by Fatboy Slim from its original G Mixolydian mode to E Phrygian mode by carefully selecting from the palette of chords displayed.

Since the melody contains notes of the G Mixolydian scale (GABCDEF) by moving the root note emphasis away from G and onto E, the whole character of the song can be changed from a happy bluesy character to a Spanish / Egyptian sounding one!

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