What is the DORIAN MODE? Dorian Mode for Songwriters

Dec 16, 2021

What is the Dorian mode? Specifically, how do we figure out the notes and use it as songwriters?

In this video, we talk about how to get to the Dorian mode with keeping the same key signature or by keeping the same tonic note from whatever Major or Minor key you're coming from.

We also break down what notes and chords will give our music the distinctly Dorian sound by zooming in on the differences between the Dorian Mode and it's closest of brethren: The natural minor scale.

Finally, I give a simple piano improvisation to give you an idea of what the "Dorian Sound" is. 

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