Modes on Guitar | The Dorian Scale

——   Created by Chris Rupp

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intermediate
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Have you ever wondered what scales are out there other than the major and minor scale. In this course you will learn the second mode of the major scale. The Dorian scale is a fun scale that is very similar to the minor scale so it's easy to learn. If you are ready to explore a new sound then this course is for you. Please read below to see what is in the course.  

What will you learn in this course?

  • You will learn where the Dorian scale comes from
  • You will learn the diatonic chords for Dorian so that you can create chord progressions in Dorian
  • You will learn the 5 Dorian scale positions. This will allow you to play the Dorian scale in any key anywhere on the neck
  • You will learn my Dorian pentatonic method. This is a simpler way of looking at the Dorian scale. If you have a good knowledge of the minor pentatonic scale this will make it easy to solo in Dorian. 
  • You will get 3 backing tracks in Dorian to solo over. Each backing track follows along with the chords and has the scale and the pentatonic scale all over the neck in the video which makes it easier to solo over. 

Why should you sign up for my course?

  • My name is Chris Rupp and I'm the founder of the GuitArmy.
  • I've been teaching guitar full time for over 20 years.
  • I have taught more than 35,000 individual private guitar lessons.
  • I teach guitar students online all over the world.
  • I have a bachelors of music degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music where I studied with some of the best guitar players on earth. 
  • I created a successful line of guitar instruction DVDs that sold very well and garnered the attention of the "As Seen on TV" folks.
  • I love teaching guitar and helping students become better musicians through the guitar.
  • I will answer your personal questions and help you with learning the material in this lesson.

With GuitArmy guitar lessons on Arbington you will learn: basic open chords, power chords, barre chords, scales, major scales, minor scales, learn to solo, improvisation, beginner guitar lessons, intermediate guitar lessons, advanced guitar lessons, guitar riffs, rock licks, guitar licks, rhythm guitar, songwriting, modes on guitar, how to read guitar tablature, play a guitar solo, triads for guitar, sight reading and much more. 

Why should I take your class and not just learn from YouTube?

You can try to learn guitar from YouTube but eventually you'll figure out there's so many videos out there it is very hard to put the information together in a coherent way. I have students come to me all the time that are tired of watching random guitar videos on YouTube and don't know how to put the information together. With this class you can get a very experienced teacher that can assist you with the learning process. 

The course project

For this project I would like you to demonstrate your ability to play a Dorian scale or Dorian pentatonic scale in all 5 positions. 

For this project you can also show your ability to improvise over 1 of the three backing tracks in this course. 

You can do this project by:

  • uploading a link to a video of you playing the scales or guitar solo. 
  • upload an mp3 of you playing the scales or guitar solo
  • Last but not least, if the first 2 options seem too hard to do you can just upload pictures of yourself playing the scales or guitar solo. 

Any participation would be greatly appreciated. 

18 Lessons

0:02:44
Course Introduction
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0:11:08
What Is A Dorian Scale?
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0:07:26
Diatonic Chords In Dorian
0:01:52
Dorian Scale Position 1
0:01:51
Dorian Scale Position 2
0:01:01
Dorian Scale Position 3
0:01:43
Dorian Scale Position 4
0:01:56
Dorian Scale Position 5
0:03:50
Dorian Pentatonic Explained
0:02:26
Dorian Pentatonic Scale Position 1
0:01:46
Dorian Pentatonic Scale Position 2
0:01:49
Dorian Pentatonic Scale Position 3
0:01:22
Dorian Pentatonic Scale Position 4
0:02:18
Dorian Pentatonic Scale Position 5
0:04:16
Backing Tracks: How to Use Them
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About the instructor

My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of GuitArmy. I am currently teaching live Zoom lessons to students all over the world. I'm a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching guitar full time for over 20 years. I have taught more than …

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