Friday, February 18, 2011

Modes: It's All Greek To Me!! Part 2

Dorian (II): A natural minor scale with the 6th raised a half step

D (the tonic)
E (a major 2nd)
F (a minor 3)
G (a perfect 4th)
A (a perfect 5th)
B (a major 6th)
C (a minor 7th)
D (upper-octave

  • Tonic triad: Dm
  • Tonic seventh chord: Dm7
  • Dominant triad: Am
  • Seventh chord on the dominant: Am7 (a "minor seventh" chord type). By contrast, the "dominant seventh" type in this mode is found on scale-degree 4. 

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