Modes Lesson

Lydian

Difficulty: beginner

By: Nate Dean

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The Lydian mode is exactly the same as the major scale (Ionian mode) except it contains a #4 instead of a 4, or in other words, it has a raised 4th. Let's look at a few C Lydian patterns below.

R23#4567RR23#4567R

1 2 3 #4 5 6 7 1