JRS Survival Guitar Lesson 14: Mixolydian Mode

The fifth Mode to learn is the Mixolydian Mode.

Click on Mixolydian Mode to hear a midi file example. Note that this G Mixolydian Mode is played with a G note in the background. Listen how the Mode sounds over this sustained note. This becomes important later, as I teach you to play modally. Hang in there!

The Mixolydian Mode is shown here, arranged to cover two octaves on the guitar. To play this mode in the key of C (like you did in lesson 10), start the first note of the mode on the 15th fret.

The Mixolydian Mode is created from notes of the Major Scale. Specificaly, Mixolydian Mode uses the notes of the Major Scale, starting on the fifth note of the Major Scale. Example: If you have a C Major Scale (which contains the notes C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C), to create a Mixolydian Mode you would start on the fifth note (G). So, your new G Mixolydian Mode would consist of the notes G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G.

This is yet another cool Mode to memorize! Two more Modes to go and we’re done!








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