Dorian Mode Explained – A Complete Guide In Theory And Practice

THE DORIAN MODE The Dorian mode is the 2nd mode of a major scale. If you have read guitar modes explained, you should already have a pretty good idea of how modes work. In this post we are going to go into the specifics of the dorian mode. Remember, to understand how modes work, you first need to understand major scales. Period. … [Read more...]

What is the Dorian mode?

UPDATE - For a comprehensive guide to the Dorian mode, please read the post Dorian Mode Explained. Once you have a basic understanding of major scales and how to manipulate them in order to play modes, you will want to start getting familiar with each of the 7 modes. The first mode is the Ionian mode. This is simply a major scale. Therefor, whenever you play a major scale, you are in fact playing the Ionian mode. … [Read more...]