(PRWEB) October 29, 2013
In this lead guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Alejandra Mesliuk teaches how to play the Dorian Mode on the guitar. Dorian is the second of the seven major modes. The Dorian Mode is composed by playing the major scale and flattening the third and seventh notes by one half steps, or simple sharpen the sixth note of the natural minor scale or Aeolian Mode. The name Dorian comes from the Greek referring to the “Dorian Greeks.” Since the Dorian Mode is made up from the major scale with a lowered 3rd and 7th (minor 3rd & 7th), it can be played over minor, minor 7th, and minor 9th chords and is compatible with many major chord progressions and keys. Many modern and classic rock guitarists have used the Dorian Mode in their compositions such as Carlos Santana, Toni Iommi, and Sound Garden to name a few; a notable song based in the Dorian Mode is Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel. Mesliuk refers to the sixth tone as the “magic note” and she explains the theory behind the Dorian Mode and demonstrates variations of lead guitar sequences as well as arpeggios based in the Dorian Mode. Be sure to listen to the soloing Alejandra plays at the end based in the Dorian Mode, take note of the emphasis she puts on the raised sixth note of the scale so you can really hear what makes Dorian, sound like Dorian. Guitar TABs are available for this lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
Alejandra Mesliuk is from Buenos Aires Argentina. She studied jazz guitar harmony and under the method in Temperley Berklee School of Music by Ariel Ferreyrola. She has been an area teacher and clinician for the last 10 years in electric guitar, classical, and musical language. She is currently working on a solo album.
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