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Melodic Minor Modes - Dorian b2

Robert Mussatti 91 lessons

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This mode is just like the Dorian mode but the second is lowered. But because of this change, it is a lot harder to play this over minor chords so this mode isn't used very often.



By stacking 3rds above the root, we get a series of minor sounding chords:

1-b3-5= Minor Triad

1-b3-5-b7= Minor 7

1-b3-5-b7-b9= Minor 7b9

1-b3-5-b7-b9-11= Minor 11b9

1-b3-5-b7-b9-11-13= Minor 13b9

Other possible minor chords.

1-b3-5-6= Minor 6

1-b3-5-b7-11= Minor 11

1-4-5= Sus4

1-4-5-b7= sus7

1-b3-5-b7-11-13= Minor 13

The fingering patterns for this mode are the same as the Dorian mode except the second is flattened

Dorian b2 Vamp: It's a good idea to resolve the minor 9th to the root when soloing over this vamp.

Vamp #1: (Gm6/Gm7) (Use G Dorian b2)

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