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Lydian – Step 5

When do you use the Lydian mode? Lydian is the 4th mode and consequentially used over chord IV. The chord and consequentially the scale sounds as if they want to go...

Ionian – Step 3

Ionian = Major scale! Ionian is the modal name for the major scale (Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do). The majority of hit songs composed in the popular music tradition have the...

Major Pentatonic – Step 1

The CAGED Major Pentatonic shapes! Just like the Minor Pentatonic is built from minor barre chord shapes, the Major Pentatonic is built from major barre chord shapes...

Dorian – Step 6

The cool minor! The Dorian mode is sometimes used in jazz-influenced music as a blanket scale when soloing. Miles Davis’ So What, Van Morrison’s Moondance...