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Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Lydian Mode

I'm half way through our little journey through the greek modes.

Today's lucky set of lines dots and numbers is The Lydian Mode.

Spelt with the intervals: 1,2,3#4,5,6,7.

Essentially the Major Scale/Ionian Mode but with the fourth note raised a semi-tone to a #4 from a perfect or natural 4.

It's the the #4 that gives the mode its distinctive sound. it is Steve Vai's favourite mode, and the mode that John Gomm uses in "Passion Flower" during the widdly solo bits.

OK, I'll shut up now and make with the dots...



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