• Model: TN989-81
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The Decodamode will save you time and frustration. Rather than constantly referring to textbook sources, this new device allows music students to quickly locate the notes of a scale or mode they need to work with.


The "Decodamode® Scale and Mode Decoder” is an ingenious reference tool  that gives easy access to 264 scales/modes. Lightweight and portable, it replaces the need for pages of printed music. Made of two glazed cardboard wheels rotating on each other, it works via colour coding, indicators and strategically positioned apertures that reveal the notes of the chosen scale or mode.

The Decodamode covers modes particularly useful in the art of jazz improvisation. It gives access, in the twelve keys, to major, melodic minor ascending, harmonic minor scales, and the modes derived from them, and to blues, whole tone and major and minor pentatonic scales. The Decoder has already received glowing endorsements from leading musicians and music educators as a useful tool for students of all ages, levels and instruments. Queensland Conservatorium Jazz Lecturer, Steve Newcomb, says: "The Decodamode is a very useful tool for musicians of any age, interested in expanding their knowledge of scales and their understanding of 'modal theory'."

Musician and teacher, Laura Noble, says: “The Decoder has enabled me to provide students with a visual representation of how scales and modes are formed and how they relate to each other. It has helped make clear concepts that many people studying music find difficult to grasp.”

Pianist and Head of Keyboard Studies at Southern Cross University, Steve Russell, says: “The Decodamode Scale and Mode Decoder is an elegantly designed and simple to use reference tool for finding, in just a few seconds, the notes in the essential scales, replacing pages of printed music. It will be an invaluable tool for anyone studying the art of improvisation in music.”

Vocalist and Head of Vocal Studies at Southern Cross University, Leigh Carriage, says “ is a perfect tool to use in the early stages of learning music theory and selecting keys...and to use as a continuing reference”.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 09 September, 2008.

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