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Q&A - Are the IFR harmonic environments the "modes"?

Are the seven harmonic environments that we're studying in IFR Exercise 2 the same thing as the "modes"?

In this video I'll define all of these terms, and I'll explain why we use the twin concepts of the tonal center and the harmonic environment in place of the term "modes".