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Lydian Dominant (lesson)

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The Lydian Dominant is mode IV of the Melodic minor scale. It is so named because it looks like a regular Lydian mode scale with a flattened 7th (flattened 7th makes a scale or chord Dominant).

Another Jazz scale, and according to our own Ben Howell, its main use is over an unresolving dominant chord i.e. a vamp or similar.

Number of tones : 7

Intervals : 2,2,2,1,2,1,2

Formula : 1,2,3,#4,5,6,b7

Characteristic Chords : 7,7b5

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