lydian mode

Posted by | Posted in Guitar Lessons | Posted on 29-11-2010-05-2008

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John plays the lydian mode. Visit the website for more mode instruction. 4th of 11 introductory mode lessons. link: www.johnhguitar.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Tell us why Uncle Zipper so we can all understand. Thanks

@MoFo2127

I know this may seem like nitpicking, but the Lydian mode contains a #4, not a b5. It really helps to think about the note’s function in the scale instead of the distance from the tonic. I started off thinking about it like you did and soon I had to reprogram myself.

You made that seem easy and i have a pattern that i can use in so many situations man that made modes almost seem easy now to practice and GNerd yep that sound you get with 3 note per string legato is sig Joe.

The guitar is so cool. I played “basic” guitar as a camp counselor for four years running. I know maybe 7 chords, but can play dozens of songs. It’s weird when I meet someone who actually knows how to play because they try to talk guitar to me and I’m like…huh o_O. This actually made sense to me…it’ll a few years before I will even master this but it makes sense. :D eight thumbs up even though I only have two hands!

Thanks John,You’re the best musician and teacher…

Lydian is a major scale with raised 4th degree. In the key of C you would use C D E F# G A B to make it sound lydian

@johnhguitar no thank you :)

Correct! Your’re getting it! Way to go. Good music to come. Thanks!

F lydian is the C major scale played over an F major or an Fmaj7 and od u play the b5 whem the F is in the bass?

0:40 why does that remind me of a movie produced in the 70s

Lydian’s with a sharp 4. Its F major without accidentals and it certainly is C major scale over the F major chord. Great sound :) Now to write a song…

I discovered these sounds on my own so when I had to teach them I needed a language that the student could understand. I learned what they were called technically but continued to relate to the original way I understood. I think we do better when you present things in the most basic ways. Joe Pass has a chord book and he doesn’t tell you the names of the chords. He just says they’re major, minor, dominant type chords. He makes you go for the sound rather than the complete theory. Understand?

@johnhguitar John… You’ve just busted open a whole new world of sound for me… So let me get this straight… The simple formula is, just play the major scale in whatever key is the perfect 5th above the tonic of whatever major chord you’re playing over, and BAM! VOILA! if you know the major scale shape, you now suddenly also know Lydian all over the freakin’ neck without even having to learn new ANY new patterns?(!?) WHY IS NO-ONE ELSE EXPLAINING THIS STUFF AS SIMPLY AS YOU?

WHY?@?#!!

No shit! Finally some one with curiosity. If you continue to search you’ll find what you need from many sources. Good luck!

Whoa! If I use the 3 note per string legato pattern in the 8th position with legato phrasing I INSTANTLY sound like Satriani! THANKS !!!

D major scale over G is Lydian and C major scale over G is Mixolydian. Keep staring at it till you figure it out.

D major scale over G is Lydian and C major scale over G is Mixolydian. Keep staring at it till you figure it out.

@johnhguitar Wouldn’t d major over g major be mixolydian? Isn’t it the other way around – wouldn’t g major over d major would be lydian?

Yes. This is good to know don’t you think?

so d major scale over g major chord would also be lydian?

thanks guy! I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around what makes modes sound different if its just the same notes rearranged. But i now i kinda see that is the order of the bass note/scale you choose that makes different tonalities. Thanks a bunch!

Your demonstration of modes is the best I’ve seen on the net. Thanx a million man!!

That guitar is beautiful.

@mifski Yeh lol, many music for commercials n tv shows have lydian in them, because it catches your attention right away.

you can really hear the simpsons theme when playing lydian

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lydian mode

Posted by | Posted in Guitar Lessons | Posted on 29-11-2010-05-2008

25

John plays the lydian mode. Visit the website for more mode instruction. 4th of 11 introductory mode lessons. link: www.johnhguitar.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Comments posted (25)

Tell us why Uncle Zipper so we can all understand. Thanks

@MoFo2127

I know this may seem like nitpicking, but the Lydian mode contains a #4, not a b5. It really helps to think about the note’s function in the scale instead of the distance from the tonic. I started off thinking about it like you did and soon I had to reprogram myself.

You made that seem easy and i have a pattern that i can use in so many situations man that made modes almost seem easy now to practice and GNerd yep that sound you get with 3 note per string legato is sig Joe.

The guitar is so cool. I played “basic” guitar as a camp counselor for four years running. I know maybe 7 chords, but can play dozens of songs. It’s weird when I meet someone who actually knows how to play because they try to talk guitar to me and I’m like…huh o_O. This actually made sense to me…it’ll a few years before I will even master this but it makes sense. :D eight thumbs up even though I only have two hands!

Thanks John,You’re the best musician and teacher…

Lydian is a major scale with raised 4th degree. In the key of C you would use C D E F# G A B to make it sound lydian

@johnhguitar no thank you :)

Correct! Your’re getting it! Way to go. Good music to come. Thanks!

F lydian is the C major scale played over an F major or an Fmaj7 and od u play the b5 whem the F is in the bass?

0:40 why does that remind me of a movie produced in the 70s

Lydian’s with a sharp 4. Its F major without accidentals and it certainly is C major scale over the F major chord. Great sound :) Now to write a song…

I discovered these sounds on my own so when I had to teach them I needed a language that the student could understand. I learned what they were called technically but continued to relate to the original way I understood. I think we do better when you present things in the most basic ways. Joe Pass has a chord book and he doesn’t tell you the names of the chords. He just says they’re major, minor, dominant type chords. He makes you go for the sound rather than the complete theory. Understand?

@johnhguitar John… You’ve just busted open a whole new world of sound for me… So let me get this straight… The simple formula is, just play the major scale in whatever key is the perfect 5th above the tonic of whatever major chord you’re playing over, and BAM! VOILA! if you know the major scale shape, you now suddenly also know Lydian all over the freakin’ neck without even having to learn new ANY new patterns?(!?) WHY IS NO-ONE ELSE EXPLAINING THIS STUFF AS SIMPLY AS YOU?

WHY?@?#!!

No shit! Finally some one with curiosity. If you continue to search you’ll find what you need from many sources. Good luck!

Whoa! If I use the 3 note per string legato pattern in the 8th position with legato phrasing I INSTANTLY sound like Satriani! THANKS !!!

D major scale over G is Lydian and C major scale over G is Mixolydian. Keep staring at it till you figure it out.

D major scale over G is Lydian and C major scale over G is Mixolydian. Keep staring at it till you figure it out.

@johnhguitar Wouldn’t d major over g major be mixolydian? Isn’t it the other way around – wouldn’t g major over d major would be lydian?

Yes. This is good to know don’t you think?

so d major scale over g major chord would also be lydian?

thanks guy! I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around what makes modes sound different if its just the same notes rearranged. But i now i kinda see that is the order of the bass note/scale you choose that makes different tonalities. Thanks a bunch!

Your demonstration of modes is the best I’ve seen on the net. Thanx a million man!!

That guitar is beautiful.

@mifski Yeh lol, many music for commercials n tv shows have lydian in them, because it catches your attention right away.

you can really hear the simpsons theme when playing lydian

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lydian mode

Posted by | Posted in Guitar Lessons | Posted on 29-11-2010-05-2008

25

John plays the lydian mode. Visit the website for more mode instruction. 4th of 11 introductory mode lessons. link: www.johnhguitar.com

Comments posted (25)

Tell us why Uncle Zipper so we can all understand. Thanks

@MoFo2127

I know this may seem like nitpicking, but the Lydian mode contains a #4, not a b5. It really helps to think about the note’s function in the scale instead of the distance from the tonic. I started off thinking about it like you did and soon I had to reprogram myself.

You made that seem easy and i have a pattern that i can use in so many situations man that made modes almost seem easy now to practice and GNerd yep that sound you get with 3 note per string legato is sig Joe.

The guitar is so cool. I played “basic” guitar as a camp counselor for four years running. I know maybe 7 chords, but can play dozens of songs. It’s weird when I meet someone who actually knows how to play because they try to talk guitar to me and I’m like…huh o_O. This actually made sense to me…it’ll a few years before I will even master this but it makes sense. :D eight thumbs up even though I only have two hands!

Thanks John,You’re the best musician and teacher…

Lydian is a major scale with raised 4th degree. In the key of C you would use C D E F# G A B to make it sound lydian

@johnhguitar no thank you :)

Correct! Your’re getting it! Way to go. Good music to come. Thanks!

F lydian is the C major scale played over an F major or an Fmaj7 and od u play the b5 whem the F is in the bass?

0:40 why does that remind me of a movie produced in the 70s

Lydian’s with a sharp 4. Its F major without accidentals and it certainly is C major scale over the F major chord. Great sound :) Now to write a song…

I discovered these sounds on my own so when I had to teach them I needed a language that the student could understand. I learned what they were called technically but continued to relate to the original way I understood. I think we do better when you present things in the most basic ways. Joe Pass has a chord book and he doesn’t tell you the names of the chords. He just says they’re major, minor, dominant type chords. He makes you go for the sound rather than the complete theory. Understand?

@johnhguitar John… You’ve just busted open a whole new world of sound for me… So let me get this straight… The simple formula is, just play the major scale in whatever key is the perfect 5th above the tonic of whatever major chord you’re playing over, and BAM! VOILA! if you know the major scale shape, you now suddenly also know Lydian all over the freakin’ neck without even having to learn new ANY new patterns?(!?) WHY IS NO-ONE ELSE EXPLAINING THIS STUFF AS SIMPLY AS YOU?

WHY?@?#!!

No shit! Finally some one with curiosity. If you continue to search you’ll find what you need from many sources. Good luck!

Whoa! If I use the 3 note per string legato pattern in the 8th position with legato phrasing I INSTANTLY sound like Satriani! THANKS !!!

D major scale over G is Lydian and C major scale over G is Mixolydian. Keep staring at it till you figure it out.

D major scale over G is Lydian and C major scale over G is Mixolydian. Keep staring at it till you figure it out.

@johnhguitar Wouldn’t d major over g major be mixolydian? Isn’t it the other way around – wouldn’t g major over d major would be lydian?

Yes. This is good to know don’t you think?

so d major scale over g major chord would also be lydian?

thanks guy! I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around what makes modes sound different if its just the same notes rearranged. But i now i kinda see that is the order of the bass note/scale you choose that makes different tonalities. Thanks a bunch!

Your demonstration of modes is the best I’ve seen on the net. Thanx a million man!!

That guitar is beautiful.

@mifski Yeh lol, many music for commercials n tv shows have lydian in them, because it catches your attention right away.

you can really hear the simpsons theme when playing lydian

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