EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND MUSIC. READ THE FOLLOWING VIDEO DESCRIPTION ANYWAY.
The Dorian Mode Concept and Improvisation
This is some old footage that I found on my computer. It’s just some improvised lines using the Dorian Mode. If you don’t know what those terms mean just think a collection of seven notes that are arranged in a scale.
This particular collection or scale (mode) has a unique quality of sound. It’s my favorite as it is minor (sadder sounding in a sense). I have a preference for minor scales, chords, and keys. The unique thing about Dorian is that it contains a raised 6th tone, which alludes to a more "major" quality. Therefore, you get the best of both worlds.
When I play Dorian, I lay on that 6th tone a lot as it brings out the quality of the Dorian mode. Dorian is used mainly in Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Rock, Latin, and Ambient musical structures. It’s truly and amazing sound and one that resonates with my internal musical being. It can be at once, both restrained and uninhibited.
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