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G Dorian Mode – How to Play Guitar

 

G Dorian Mode
G Dorian Mode

Many guitar players like to use the modal system.  A very sweet sound mode which Carlos Santana seems to use a lot is the Dorian Mode, Mode two of the Major Scales.  The G Dorian mode is built off a F major scale, F G A Bb C D E F G, but it starts on the second note instead of the first e.g. G A Bb C D E F G.

It’s usable over a G Minor scale in the key of F.  Try it against a Gm7, Gm6, Gm9, Gm11.

I have done two simple versions in my Guitar TAB and Music Notation, one is without open notes and the other with open strings.  I love the sound of open strings on acoustic guitar.

To download the printable version click the link g_dorian

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