A JAZZ RESPONSE to the Modes of the MAJOR SCALE: DORIAN MODE: Part 1

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Clifford Martin My response to the Modes of the major Scale: The Dorian Mode: How it Sounds

Today it’s just a short video as a response to the Modes of the Major Scale.

Many on the internet teach the modes as just learning the C major scale and starting on a different degree of that scale.

They NEVER show/play the Chords,Slash Chords, Harmony, Pentatonic’s, Arepggio’s, Superimpositions, Transpositions to Parent key, Sequences of Tonal Flavour, etc.

This is really bad and wrong teaching, and, for a beginning improviser or composer this is harmonically devastating when put into a “Real” situation with Pro Improvisers or Composition Expectations.

Without transposing the modes you have nothing with which to compose or improvise with. It’s no good just playing a C major scale over C major. That’s not what it is.

The video above has a brief look at what an improviser or composer should do or will do instinctively.

Below is a FREE Download. Click on Book Cover:

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Guitar Modes FREE eBook! Modes of the Major Scale FREE Book! Learn how to transpose them properly!

For more information try George Russel’s “Lydian Chromatic Concept: [Best to borrow from a library as it is an expensive book]

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George Russell: “Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization” http://www.jazzimproviser.com

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Modes of the Major Scale and transposition blog

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What is a mode?

A mode is an “inversion” of a scale:

For instance if you start a scale on the 2nd note of the C major scale you will be playing “D dorian mode”.

THEN WHY DO PEOPLE FIND IT CONFUSING?

That is because of “transposition”.

For instance:

We can transpose that “Dorian mode of D” to any tonic we desire.

In the example below it is transposed to C as the tonic.  How did I do this? Well if the note D [Tonic of D dorian] is two 1/2 steps up from C then what is the note C two 1/2 steps up from? Answer is B flat. So we have a B flat scale staring on the note C.

C Dorian Mode

Below is a Clear explanation and diagram in music notation. Or for my free modes ebook CLICK HERE

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Major Scale Modes transposed [Parent Scales] [C as Parent key]

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Why are the modes useful for the guitar player?

The modes [in this case of the major scale] open up the guitar fingerboard and it becomes easier and easier to connect arpeggios, phrases, quartal, pentatonic and melodic lines together and create smooth transitions across the guitar fingerboard.

The first example below consists of connecting the arpeggios contained within the modes. Here we have f major 7 to Dminor 7 to B Minor 7 flat 5 to F major to E minor 7 and finishing with B minor 7 flat 5 [or G9 depending on the bass note]. The Modal connections are smooth and open up the guitar fingerboard easily!

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Modal Arpeggios Superimposed study

Below you will see how easy it is to connect together arpeggios and then create triad pairs from them.

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Modal Arpeggios Lesson Example

Again, more arpeggio connections from the major modes

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Modal Arpeggio connections

Below, a mix of arpeggios and triad pairs from the modes

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Modal Triad Pairs/Arpeggios

QUARTAL HARMONY. JOHN COLTRANE 4THS DEVELOPED FROM THE DORIAN MODE. THIS IS HOW YOU GAET THAT JAZZY SOUND!

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Modal Quatrtal Chord Lesson/Example

D Minor to E minor

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Modal Quartal Chords Example

Simple quartal dorian mode jazz/fusion vamp

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Modal Quartal Chord Vamp Example/Lesson

Below is a simple pentatonic line from the major mode to play over a dominant G 7 chord

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Finally an extended F major 9 extended line from the major mode

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Music Modes of the Major Scale Lesson/Example

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