B Sharp Mixolydian Mode Positions On The Guitar Fretboard

B SHARP MIXOLYDIAN MODE

‘B Sharp Mixolydian’ is the 5th mode of the E sharp major scale. The notes in B# Mixolydian are:

B# – Cx – Dx – E# – Fx – Gx – A#

If you have read the post on understanding the mixolydian mode, you will know that the mixolydian mode contains a ‘flat 7′ (parallel approach). You will also know that it is the 5th mode of the major scale (derivative approach). Because the flat 7’ (or ‘lowered 7’) is the only difference between the mixolydian mode and the major scale, it is a very simple mode to analyze. Let’s briefly look at how to construct B# mixolydian using both the parallel approach and the derivative approach.

Parallel Approach:

B# Major has the following notes:

B# – Cx – Dx – E# – Fx – Gx – A#

If we ‘lower’ the 7th note, we get the following:

B# – Cx – Dx – E# – Fx – Gx – A#

Derivative Approach:

B# is the 5th note of the E# major scale:

E# – Fx – Gx – A# – B# – Cx – Dx

If we play the E# major scale and start on the 5th note we get the following:

B# – Cx – Dx – E# – Fx – Gx – A#

Let’s look at the Gb mixolydian mode in the different positions on the guitar fretboard:

Positions Along the Fretboard:

Firstly, let’s look at the open position:

B Sharp Mixolydian Mode Open Position Frets B Sharp Mixolydian Mode Open Position Notes

Now let’s look at Gb mixolydian in the 1st position (lowest fret is 1)

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 1st Position Frets

 

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 1st Position Notes

Now let’s look at Gb mixolydian in the 5th position (lowest fret is 5)

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 5th Position Frets

 

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 5th Position Notes

Now let’s look at Gb mixolydian in the 6th position (lowest fret is 6)

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 6th Position Frets

 

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 6th Position Notes

Now let’s look at Gb mixolydian in the 9th position (lowest fret is 9)

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 9th Position Frets

 

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 9th Position Notes

Finally, let’s look at E# mixolydian in the 12th position (lowest fret is 12)

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 12th Position Frets

 

E Sharp Mixolydian Mode 12th Position Notes

That covers the 5 basic positions and the open position of E# mixolydian along the guitar fretboard.

For an in depth explanation of the mixolydian mode, check out mixolydian mode explained.


 

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