I introduced you to modes in a previous video this week. We talked about the Mixolydian Mode which was a sub scale of the major scale starting at the 5th degree (the 5th note of the major scale). Today we’re going to show you another Mode within the major scale. Again we’ll be using the C major scale as an example since it has no sharps or flats and is the easiest to start with.
Today’s mode will start at the 2nd degree of the scale and is known as the Dorian mode.
Pay close attention to the suggested fingering he shows you to play the Dorian mode. Starting off on the wrong finger will end you up in a bad place trying to play the final note.
You’ll see in an upcoming video how you can take this Dorian scale and apply it to the 12 bar blues and also using the Mixoldian scale at the same time.
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