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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2 Comments

Filed under Acoustic Guitar, guitar scales, learning guitar

2 responses to “G Dorian Mode – How to Play Guitar

  1. Great post. It’s always cool to look into new scales, modes and ways of playing. Opening new doors!

  2. Nice article. It’s really interesting read for me.

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