#1
Well basically im using the C Lydian mode.


But it thought well if its a new scale it'll have diffrent chords from the major scale so i was wondering


What are the chords for the C Lydian mode?
Would using the C major pentatonic and adding a #4 make it a C Lydian Pentatonic?
How can i make chords like Am9 (tab would be very apprecitated.


Any help UG?
#2
Well, since you're using C lydian, you probably know that it's formula is 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7. The chords are Imaj7, IIdom7, IIImin7, IVmin7b5, Vmaj7, VImin7, VIImin7. This is always the same for every lydian Please note that the IVmin7b5 is starting on the #4 note (in this case an F#) so perhaps I should notate it as a #IVmin7b5? Someone who knows this?
#3
Quote by elvenkindje
Well, since you're using C lydian, you probably know that it's formula is 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7. The chords are Imaj7, IIdom7, IIImin7, IVmin7b5, Vmaj7, VImin7, VIImin7. This is always the same for every lydian Please note that the IVmin7b5 is starting on the #4 note (in this case an F#) so perhaps I should notate it as a #IVmin7b5? Someone who knows this?



So its the exact same pattern


Maj
min
min
Maj
Maj
min
dim


The 4th chord is just raised a half step like the scale ?
#4
  • Major triads.
  • Maj7 chords.
  • Maj9 chords.
  • Maj13 chords.
  • Maj9#11 chords.
  • Maj13#11 chords.
  • Maj7b5 chords.
  • 5th intervals (Powerchords)


All spring to mind.

C Major Pentatonic + #4 ( 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - 5 - 6) - C - D - E - F# - G - A - C.
C Lydian - (1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - 5 - 6 - 7) - C - D - E - F# - G - A - B - C.

Would adding the #4 to the C Major pentatonic make it C Lydian? No.

Am9. (1 - b3 - 5 - b7 - 9)


E|---7----|
B|---5----|
G|---5----|
D|---5----|
A|---x----|
E|---5----|
#5
Quote by Johnljones7443
  • Major triads.
  • Maj7 chords.
  • Maj9 chords.
  • Maj13 chords.
  • Maj9#11 chords.
  • Maj13#11 chords.
  • Maj7b5 chords.
  • 5th intervals (Powerchords)


All spring to mind.

C Major Pentatonic + #4 ( 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - 5 - 6) - C - D - E - F# - G - A - C.
C Lydian - (1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - 5 - 6 - 7) - C - D - E - F# - G - A - B - C.

Would adding the #4 to the C Major pentatonic make it C Lydian? No.

Am9. (1 - b3 - 5 - b7 - 9)


E|---7----|
B|---5----|
G|---5----|
D|---5----|
A|---x----|
E|---5----|



Thanks


How come when i try to make chords i get them with these impossible strectches.


Also


Are there any standard/characteristic progressions for Lydian i can try out to solo over?
#6
You might be trying to voice extended chords with all the tones in them, which isn't necessary. You can drop the 5th, and anything between the 7th and the highest tone you have (if you have a maj13 chord, for example, you can just voice 1-3-7-13. You don't have to voice 1-3-5-7-9-11-13, which is nice since most guitars don't have 7 strings.).

Just mess around with the chords and see what moves where. There is a certain set of rules as to what moves where ("chord leading"), and it's a nce reference. Can't find a link to it, though...
Looking for my India/Django.
#7
Quote by Braindoctor
Are there any standard/characteristic progressions for Lydian i can try out to solo over?


You could try...

Amaj9 - A Lydian. (E Major)

Cmaj9 - C Lydian. (G Major)

Emaj9 - E Lydian. (B Major)
#8
Quote by redwing_suck
You might be trying to voice extended chords with all the tones in them, which isn't necessary. You can drop the 5th, and anything between the 7th and the highest tone you have (if you have a maj13 chord, for example, you can just voice 1-3-7-13. You don't have to voice 1-3-5-7-9-11-13, which is nice since most guitars don't have 7 strings.).

Just mess around with the chords and see what moves where. There is a certain set of rules as to what moves where ("chord leading"), and it's a nce reference. Can't find a link to it, though...



Thanks man i always added the 5th.


Chord leading which is progressions right?
#9
Quote by Braindoctor
Are there any standard/characteristic progressions for Lydian i can try out to solo over?

Try any maj7#11 chord
#10
Quote by Johnljones7443
You could try...

Amaj9 - A Lydian. (E Major)

Cmaj9 - C Lydian. (G Major)

Emaj9 - E Lydian. (B Major)



Thanks im gonna record it now then solo over it.
#11
Quote by elvenkindje
Try any maj7#11 chord



So Cmaj7#11 would be


e-2---------------
b-0---------------
g-0---------------
d-2---------------
a-3---------------
e------------------


Cmaj7#11 = C E (G) B F# ?
#13
^That's right - Another voicing would be...


E|---7----|
B|---7----|
G|---7----|
D|---9----|
A|---10----|
E|---8----|


The maj7#11 chord is sometimes referred to as the 'Lydian chord'.
#14
Quote by Johnljones7443
^That's right - Another voicing would be...


E|---7----|
B|---7----|
G|---7----|
D|---9----|
A|---10----|
E|---8----|


The maj7#11 chord is sometimes referred to as the 'Lydian chord'.



Thanks everyone.


So if i say C Mixolydian Mode


C7 would be the fitting chord right?


Also


Does anyone have links to some standard chord progressions for me to try out with all diffrent modes?
#15
Still about the maj7#11: The way I commonly play it (I won't get into inversions here) is

---
-7-
-9-
-9-
---
-8-


-2-
-5-
-4-
-2-
-3-
---


You can even make a D out of that high E in the second voicing! And, before I forget.

---
-5-
-4-
-4-
-3-
--


So basic.. But sooooooo good
#16
Quote by Braindoctor
So if i say C Mixolydian Mode C7 would be the fitting chord right?


Yes - that's generally the mode I'd play over a Cdom7 chord. You can try it with C9, too.

Mixolydian - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - b7.
Dom7 chord - 1 - 3 - 5 - b7.
#17
Quote by Braindoctor
Does anyone have links to some standard chord progressions for me to try out with all diffrent modes?
Well if you're looking to get a feel for each chord, just record and loop the mode's characteristic chord and solo over it using the appropriate notes...

In C:
Ionian - Cmaj7 (C E G B)
Dorian - Dm9 (D F A C E)
Phrygian - Em7b9 (E G B D F)
Lydian - Fmaj7#11 (F A C E B)
Mixolydian - G7 (G B D F)
Aeolian - Am7 (A C E G)
Locrian - Bm7b5 (B D F A)
Looking for my India/Django.
#18
is there any particular reason youve put the Dorian as a m9 and aeolian as only m7 when they both contain the b3 b7 and 9?

or is it just your preference?
#21
I made it a 9th just for variety not any apparent reason.


Anyway


Dm9
Bdim
Cmaj7#11

That works kinda.
#22
Quote by Johnljones7443
^Because the 9th (2nd) of C is D.


i know that, but i dont know how that answers my question?