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Minor Scales Pt I

Charles Ross, Jr (538) · [archive]
Style: Metal · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

Now our second scale/mode we're gonna talk about is Dorian Mode. It's starts on the second mode/note in the Major Scale.The formula of construction is:1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 8.The notes:A B C D E F# G A.In the key of D: D E F G A B C D.The Dorian Mode is similar to the Aeolian Mode except with a raised sixth scale degree.This mode have been used in blues/Rock,Metal,Blues and Jazz.The dorian can be played over a Major chords,Minor chords ,Barre Chords and Power Chords or Chords with the same letter name(note).

Guitarist Carlos Santana uses this mode alot in his guitar playing.Remember to practice Mode over and over until it becomes apart of you in your practice and then play from key to key and the listen to each individual to get the quality in the ideas you want in your play.

A Dorian Mode


D Dorian Mode
Minor Scales Pt I - Page 2