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Unlocking the Dorian Mode on Guitar

In this lesson we’re going to dive deeper into the dorian mode on the guitar. We’ll take a look at what makes up the dorian mode, explore the dorian scale shapes all over the guitar fretboard, view some sample dorian chord progressions and cover a few approaches to soloing over a dorian progression.

Guy playing E major chord on guitar

E Major Scale on Guitar: Positions & Theory

In this lesson we’re going to do a deep dive into the E major scale on guitar. We’ll cover everything from the notes and intervals to scale patterns and modes. We’ll harmonize the scale to build the chords of E major and take a look at some example songs that are based in the key of E.

Guitar with notebook of chords and lyrics

Basics of Guitar Modes

Guitar modes can be a confusing topic. In this lesson we’ll take a simplified look at the major scale modes and see if we can bring some clarity to the concept.

Relative major and minor scales

Relative Minor and Relative Major Scales

Few concepts in music theory provide an “aha” moment quite like learning about the relative minor and relative major keys. The realization of the relationship between the two brings quite a bit of clarity to the learning the major/minor scale patterns and sets the groundwork for exploring the concept of modes.