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Visualizing the Fretboard - Dorian Scale Application

Tom Quayle 164 lessons

So here's our first modal scale - dorian. Dorian is the second mode of the major scale and in the key of G starts on the note A. We'll start our scale on the 5th fret of the low E string.

If you look at the diagram below you'll see that the scale starts on the second of our fingering no.3's (yellow dots) followed by three fingering no.1's (red dots) and then two fingering no.2's (green dots).

Remember that fingering no.1 is always followed by fingering no.2 which is always followed by no.3 and then back to no.1 round and round etc.

Try to remember where in this sequence the Dorian mode starts and then the rest of the pattern will fall into place automatically. There's no need to learn huge dot diagrams any more!!

Now we'll move on to the Phrygian mode in the next video.

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