# C dorian or D dorian?

Originally Answered: Is the D Dorian scale and the C major scale using the same notes? Yes. D Dorian is the C maj scale, except that we start on the D. Consequently, the Dorian scale has a flat 3rd and a flat 7 (the C Maj scale has no flats or sharps), giving it a minor sound and feel.

## Is C major the same as D Dorian?

The Dorian modes are comparable to the Major scales – D Dorian, for example, includes exactly the same notes as C Major. The difference is that is D Dorian starts on another step in the scale, the D note (see picture below).

## Is D Dorian in the key of C?

D is the second note of the key of C and is a minor mode. The second chord of any Major key is always a minor. It is also always the Dorian mode. In the Key of G, A would be the Dorian mode.

## What does C Dorian mean?

Dorian is the second mode based on the second degree of the major scale. So C Dorian would actually stem from the Bb major scale and revolve around the minor 2 chord (ii), C minor. But just because the notes stem from the Bb major scale doesn’t mean your root is Bb. In C Dorian the root is C.

## What is the difference between C Ionian and D Dorian?

If you review Dorian’s scale on D, you will see a minor 3rd ( F ) and a minor 7th ( C ). On the other hand if you check Ionian (major) scale on C , you will see a major 3rd ( E ) and a major 7th ( B ).

## Can you play D Dorian over C major?

So if we play the C major scale, but begin on the note D, we alter the sequence of whole and half steps. The displacement of the intervals creates a different tonality. In the key of C major, this will give us the D Dorian mode, which, as you can see, is constructed on the 2nd scale degree of the standard major scale.

## What is D Dorian scale?

And What Is The Dorian Mode? The Dorian mode is, in its purest form, the white notes from D-D. This means that a D Dorian scale is D, E, F, G, A, B, C. Obviously, this is the enharmonic equivalent of C major, so the notes are exactly the same; it’s the way you use the scale that changes things.

## What mode does Santana use?

the Dorian mode

Carlos Santana is a big user user of the Dorian mode. In this course, we will discuss firstly what the Dorian mode is, and then how to apply it to your lead playing in order to play like Santana! We also learn a couple of cool licks using the new scale shapes.

## How do you use D Dorian?

The first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna just play that mode ascending on one string. Now we can choose any string here but I'm going to start on this a note right here on the D. String.

## How do you play D Dorian?

How to Use the Dorian Scale

1. Dorian is a type of mode (also referred to as “church modes”). …
2. C – D – E – F – G – A – B – C.
3. Dorian mode occurs when the third note and the seventh note of any scale are lowered (flattened by one half-step). …
4. C – D – Eb – F – G – A – Bb – C.
5. Try playing this scale on your instrument.

## What is the saddest mode?

The minor scale is the pattern in western music typically associated with sad feelings. It includes three different variations called the natural minor scale (or Aeolian mode), the melodic minor scale and the harmonic minor scale.

## What mode is jazz played in?

Modes of the major scale

Mode Name Scale on C
I Ionian C–D–E–F–G–A–B–C
II Dorian C–D–E♭–F–G–A–B♭–C
III Phrygian C–D♭–E♭–F–G–A♭–B♭–C
IV Lydian C–D–E–F♯–G–A–B–C

## What notes are in C Ionian?

The first note of the C Major key is the C note and will equal the Ionian mode. The second note is the D note or Dorian mode, then the E note, Phrygian mode, F, G, A, B and C notes in that order. Each of these notes or chords have names for them, check out leading to modulation part 1.

## Can you play Dorian over major chords?

You can play both dorian scale positions in all keys. If you want to play the Dorian scale in a different key, just move the entire scale up or down. For example: If you move A dorian scale up a whole step (2 frets) you’re playing B dorian. If you move D Dorian down a whole step you’re playing C dorian.

## Is Dorian minor or major?

minor modes

The Dorian scale and the natural minor scale (known as Aeolian in modal parlance) are both considered minor modes. In major scales, the interval between the root and the third note is a major third (a distance of four semitones).

## What note does Dorian mode start on?

The dorian mode always starts on note D(when not transposed to another key). Since this mode begins with note D, it is certain that notes 1 and 13 will be used in this mode.

## What are the chords in C Dorian?

Chord identification

The C dorian chord i is the C minor chord, and contains the notes C, Eb, and G. This tonic chord’s root / starting note is the 1st note (or scale degree) of the C dorian mode.

## Is a Dorian same as G major?

Strictly speaking, A Dorian is not a G major scale. It’s not a major scale, and it’s not G based. True, it uses each and every note found in the G major scale, so we call G major its parent scale/key. But it’s actually a minor scale, having its third note (C) a m3 from the root, which is note A.