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Music Theory for Guitar - Lydian Mode

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Lydian is the mode you get if you play a scale from the 4th note of a major scale. On a keyboard, it would be the scale you get when you play the white keys from F to f.

Lydian is a major scale, as it has a major third. The characterizing tone is an augmented fourth, which means that the fourth note is rised one half step. If you think of it as a scale for improvising, you can use it over a maj7 chord, particulary over the IV chord.

Again the primary chords are the root, and those that contain the characterizing note. These chords are the I, II and vii. If we are in F-lydian, that will be F, G and Em. But I also think of I - II - V as a lydian progression. In F-lydian that will be F - G -C.

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Modes For Guitar
Aspired-to by the many, but understood by the few, the art of soloing with the diatonic modes has challenged and baffled guitarists for many years.
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Patterns, Scales & Modes For Jazz Guitar
In addition to scales and arpegios, many examples of jazz-type lines are covered and explained. Valuable tips and suggestions will help you begin creating your own jazz solos
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For Beginner To Advanced Guitarists Gives the student a complete system for learning any scale,mode or chord.
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Guitar Mode Encyclopedia
This remarkably thorough text covers all the modes of the major, melodic minor and harmonic minor scales. Twenty-one different modes are explained in detail and examined from five different perspectives. In addition, open position fingerings, closed position fingerings, harmonies, chord voicings, tips for improvisation, practice progressions, melodic patterns and sample solos are provided.
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Modal Jams and Theory
Using the Modes for Solo Guitar. Not only will this book show you how to play the modes, it will also show you the theory behind mode construction, how to play any mode in any key, how to play the proper mode over a given chord progression, and how to write chord progressions for each of the seven modes.
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Ultimate Guitar Techniques - Soloing With Modes
In this indispensable DVD, Danny Gill takes an in-depth look at the seven major scale modes.
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Modes - No More Mystery
Frank presents a clear and easy-to-understand guide to using modes in soloing.
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