Maurício Lavenčre

E Dorian Lick

Well, this week, I wanna show you a lick in E dorian. For those who doesn't know what a Dorian Mode is, here it goes: The Major Scale generates seven modes. The Modes are scales, they have seven notes and have a structure that is defined by the intervals pattern of what they're made. The Dorian Mode is the second one, and it is made by the following "formula":

Root, major second (2), minor third (b3), perfect fourth (4), perfect fifth (5), major sixth (6), and minor seventh (b7)

If we play it in E, we got these notes: E F# G A B C# D

This lick is an interesting one. It sounds really good on the Dorian/Blues concept. I think it's a good thing to start it in low speed, 'cause it's got a seventh tuplet, what is not so easy to play. Try to play it also with alternate picking.

O.K., I see you next month.
See ya next time!!!

Mauricio Lavenčre

slow fast