Dorian Mode in 3 ways


  1. Albert Huang

    What a wonderful lesson – would be even more awesome if Rob could dissect and walk us through the thinking behind the example at the end.

  2. Todd Duckworth

    I always ask myself… E is the 2nd degree of what scale? thinking derivatively .. for D mixolydian I ask.. D is the 5th Degree of "What Scale" to find what scale it is derived from .. D is the 5th degree of Gmaj… So i would play a G major scale from D to D to get mixolydian mode… just a quick way to think derivatively.. and then switch to Parallel… from D to D.


    Very good lesson,thanks a mil!!..Very inspiring.What setup or amp are you using?

  4. stringchild

    I've long adjusted my thinking of Dorian as a kind of hybrid scale for rock and blues. Just add flat 5 to it and your blues scale is in there too. Works for natural minor scale too.

  5. Rkthe Truth

    When he hits that shine on opening lick..also you look like Chester bennington

  6. John

    The real magic here is not discussed at all. It's the great phrasing. Modes are cool but thy don't mean much unless the phrasing is great – and it is!

  7. Marco Dado

    Surely all 3 ways lead do the dorian sound, problem of this lesson, like most of lesson about modal music it misses the most important info, the major 6th is the only note that separate apart the dorian mode from the other minor modes. Another way for say the same thing is in a chord progression in the key of E minor the 4th chord is a A major chord instead of a A minor as it happens in Eolian o Phrygian , that's the sound, the 9th is not a key info for work on Dorian sound.

  8. Rhain Ellis

    If this is a standard American strat could you tell me where to find it? I really like the dark stain on the headstock plus that fingerboard. Thanks

  9. Talitemsu Jamir

    Hi Robert in all these so many many years of my practice I found you to be the best teacher. God bless!

  10. H Kay

    So it's really about finding the triads and chordal shapes,arpeggios and interval runs within each scale…via the other mode degrees too ? Thank you.It feels a lot more like making music now as opposed to running up and down scales.

  11. Rahul Jha

    This was absolutely brilliant! Much appreciated. Also, that tone!! Could you please share your POD settings?

  12. Guido Rosei

    As a piano player who loves guitar, I really can't get into scales rather than major or minor. But I guess it is the way my brains and fingers are used to since a long time on the keyboard… So if you add a 6th in a scale for me is just a 6th and it's tricky to understand why it is called a dorian or whatever else on a fretboard. Apart from my philosophical nonsense, I appreciate very much your teaching! thank you Robert for sharing this.

  13. QuibusLicet

    Relative major of Em would be G major and that whole step triad afterwards would be the next note in the mode, A, that happens to be major as well.

  14. 张鑫

    Hi, Teacher . Among this three way, which one you prefer?

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