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Licking Up the Modes: Mixolydian - Intro

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Hi guys!

Again, we will continue with the "Licking Up the Modes" series.

We are now on to the 5th mode, otherwise known as Mixolydian or Mixo for short.

Mixolydian is based of the 5th degree of a major scale and contains the following scale degrees:

Major (Ionain): 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 

Mixolydian: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - b7

With C as are root note it would look like this: 

C - D - E - F - G - A - Bb

As you can see the only difference between a regular major scale and our mixolydian scale is that there is a flat 7.

The 7th chord that goes along with mixolydian is a dominant 7.

Built as follows: 1 - 3 - 5 - b7

A major triad with a b7 on top.

All of the following licks will have a country flair to them so the licks may include notes from major and/or minor blues as well as including some chromatic passages.


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