#1
Hello,

In reference to the following article;

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/scales/the_right_way_to_learn_modes.html?no_takeover

Where it says:

"For the Am chord, you could use any minor mode (this time using A as your tonic). So, you could play A Dorian, A Phrygian, A Aeolian, or combine the three in various ways over your Am chord. "

Where is the A Dorian scale ???? I only see the G Dorian scale.

thanks
Last edited by JackOnTheRocks at Aug 24, 2015,
#3
The link doesn't work, but the Dorian is the Aeolian with a raised sixth degree, thus:
A Natural Minor (Aeolian):
E|-------------------------------------7-8-10-------------|
B|-----------------------------6-8-10---------------------|
G|----------------------5-7-9-----------------------------|
D|---------------5-7-9------------------------------------|
A|--------5-7-8--------------------------------------------|
E|-5-7-8--------------------------------------------------|

A Dorian:
E|-------------------------------------7-8-10-------------|
B|-----------------------------[B][I][U]7[/U][/I][/B]-8-10---------------------|
G|----------------------5-7-9-----------------------------|
D|---------------5-7-9------------------------------------|
A|--------5-7-[B][I][U]9[/U][/I][/B]--------------------------------------------|
E|-5-7-8--------------------------------------------------|
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#5
Right, yeah.

The A Dorian is A, B, C, D, E, F#, G, A

The intervals in the Dorian are (1,2,b3,4,5,6,b7,1)
So it goes root note (A), whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step, whole step (as in the tab in my previous post).
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#8
If you're playing Am then yes, any minor mode will work, but the Dorian and Phrygian have other important intervals in them that work best over other chords. Dorian = Am6 Phrygian = Am#5