Guitar Scale Modes: Dorian Mode

The Dorian Scale Mode is played by starting on the second note of a Major Scale.

Dorian Scale Mode Pattern

The scale diagram on the left is the pattern used for a two octave Major Scale. The scale diagram to the right shows the Dorian Scale Mode taken from the same pattern of the Major Scale, starting on the second note of the scale. (A Dorian is Relative to the G Major Scale)

A Dorian Scale Mode

A B C D E F# G A
1 2 3b 4 5 6 7b 8
G Major Scale Pattern A Dorian Scale Mode Pattern