Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dorian Mode ( Upper Strings / 3-String Form )

The only perfectly symmetrical mode is the Dorian mode. Based on the second scale degree, the interval pattern of the Dorian mode is;

If you look at this mode from the center whole-step and go both directions from there, you'll see that the intervals mirror each other. As a result of this, the Dorian mode appears in opposition to itself on the fretboard as seen in this diagram;

In the next entry, we'll sum up the overall structure of modes within a given key.

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