Lydian dominant scale

The lydian dominant scale, also known as the overtone dominant scale, is a seven note scale with a numeric formula of 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8/1. It is also the fourth mode of the melodic minor scale and can be described as simply a major scale with a sharpened fourth and a flattened seventh degrees. It can be used in place of a mixolydian scale in a blues or jazz chord progression.

Lydian dominant scale profile

Numeric formula 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8/1
Notation formula (key of C) C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C/1
Stepping whole, whole, whole, half, whole, half, whole
Tonal tone, tone, tone, semitone, tone, semitone, tone
Harmonized triads (key of C) C / D / E / F / Gmi / Ami / B
Harmonized tetrads (key of C) C7 / D7 / Emi7(5) / Fmi7(5) / Gmi(MA7) / Ami7 / BMA7(5)

Lydian dominant scale patterns

Lydian dominant scale audio sample(s)

C Lydian dominant scale pattern #5




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Started playing guitar at the age of 13 with initial influences mainly AC/DC, followed by Van Halen and then right into Joe Satriani & Steve Vai. Traveled to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to study music at the Guitar Institute of Technology and graduated a year later. Made many good friends and colleagues with whom I am still in contact today. I spent my twenties teaching guitar at my own private teaching practice "Musicians Workshop" in Melbourne, Australia. In 2001 I started a musical accessories company "Pure Tone" which I ran with family for the next 5 years. The business is still running today with another owner. In 2006 I studied at T.A.F.E Multimedia Dev. & Design which gave me the skills to develop the Ricmedia Guitar website which took 12 months to design and develop. In 2013 I completely revamped the website to run on WordPress to make my life easier so I can concentrate on providing the best content in the best way I can, without spending too much time on the back-end.

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