Dorian b2 Mode
Two octaves; Tab and Notation
To Begin with let’s look at the arpeggios of the Dorian b2 mode. Notice the Two Major arpeggios.
They are E flat Major and F Major
We can immediately make Triad Pairs from them
We can Sharpen the 5th and create a more exotic and colourful sound
We can add Gm7b5 and Am7b5 to the Major or F aug arpeggio
We can employ the B flat minor 9 major 7th arpeggio
Here we can add it to the F major arpeggio
It is an even better idea to start the B flat minor 9 major 7th arpeggio on the tonic note of C
Here we will extend the Am7b5 part of the line
We can also make scales from the mode. Below is an example of creating a scale and then adding harmonic content with wider intervals like triads.
Making our own pentatonic scales from the mode works really well also.
Here is a short sus4 and aug Lick
Another short lick
These are the basic chords of the Dorian b2 mode
Of course we can change the chords to make them more exotic and colourful
We also have the typical jazz fusion chords contained within the Dorian flat 2 mode of the melodic minor scale
Below we create a very exotic colourful “‘al la” John Mclaughlin sound!
Dorian b2 Backing Track:
Dorian b2 Chord Chart:
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