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Modes of the Major Scale

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D Dorian
A Dorian scale is when you play from the 2nd degree of the major scale to an octave above, so for D Dorian, the notes are:
  • D · E · F · G · A · B · C · D
Each mode has an associated chord that is comprised of the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th degrees of the mode. For D Dorian, this chord is a D Minor 7 and the notes it contains are:
  • D Minor 7: D · F · A · C
In the example below, the following can be heard in order:
  • The notes of the mode D Dorian
  • The notes of the characteristic chord: D Minor 7
  • The characteristic chord itself: D Minor 7
  • A sample solo line using the notes of the D Dorian scale
Modes of the Major Scale - Page 3