Hi Dave - Really injoyed this lesson for my alternate picking! The Question I have for you is about being in
the key of E Dorian? I know E Dorian is a mode and we are actually playing in D maj scale so
what is the reason for naming it E Dorian? The way I see it we could also call it C# Locrian or
So I guess I'm asking for your thought process behind it.
While I here in the same vain I was in the middle of a conversation the other day and we
where talking about a song which was in G and went G - G - C - C - G/B - D repeat then
C - C - Em - Em - G - C- D - and was asked what he would do to solo over this and I
recall him say Dorian (This would be A Dorian). Now I did ask the reason and he mention
playing shapes. I'm not fully sure about his reply. So to ask you Dave would it be because of
the voicing / octive or is there more to it? In my very limited understanding I would say I could
Play any of the mode patterns in the key G major. What is the big deal with modes when you
are playing all the same notes.
Thanks again for your lessons they're really helpful!