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Jazz Guitar Lessons: Modes: Mixolydian

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Modes: Mixolydian Analysis.
I'm gonna turn into Sir Mixolydian now.
I'm not a deejay, but
it seems like a good deejay name.
We have gone up through the fifth degree.
Now we're up to the fifth degree of,
of the scale.
This one is great.
Because this kinda like goes
into the world of blues and
has a groovy, little groovy feel to it.
A lot of,
lot of jazz songs are based on this.
Many many.
And we're gonna, we're gonna start
with the fact that the 5 chord
is the only naturally occurring
dominant chord with a dominant 7,
you know, minor 7 and in the whole scale.
So it's got it's own unique sound.
And it's really based on the 7th chord,
you know, G.
It's this.
it automatically sounds a little bluesy.
And Mixolydian is probably
the bluesiest mode.
So here it is, remember the C
scale we're going off is this one.
We're gonna start it on G.
Wait, that just sounds like a major scale,
So let, let's compare it to G major.
In this case the seventh degree,
as you know, is gonna be lower,
as I told you.
And that's the only difference
between G major and G Mixolydian.
It's just that you lower the seventh,
one degree.
But it gives it a cool sound.
Bluesy, a little bluesy sound.
And, there's some, there's some
cool songs that come out of it.
I always think of On Broadway.
I'll do that in, in G.
It goes right down to that note,
the melody.
Flat 7.
Gives it's a strong sound.
Norwegian Wood by the Beatles.
There's that seventh degree.
It's a beautiful modal sounding thing.
And there's a few progressions
that go along with it.
Probably I would say there's one,
you know,
you could make one case that if
you just played G7 that's one.
Not a progression, but
one chord that's just characteristic.
Just that sound is Mixolydian.
But if you wanna move between two chords,
you could go from G, like a G triad.
To a 5 minor 7,
that's a really cool sound.
That's one progression that's very,
very, you know, as we say Mixolydian.
The On Broadway progression,
which would be G, F, G.
And there's a million songs with that.
In Jazz, some of the most common ones
would be like Miles Davis, All Blues.
That, that's a completely Mixolydian
vamp that, that song is based on.
So we've created a,
a mixolydian song for you to try out.
Again, going back to my buddies John and
Andy and Brian,
we're gonna listen to a track.
I spent a lot of time
thinking about the title.
I wanted a really evocative title for
this piece of music.
And I thought up a good one.
It's called Mixolydian.
Let's give it a try.
Put another.
Shift up a thread.
Have fun with it.
Play along with it as much as you want.
That one you can loop,
play with for a long time.
It's so much fun to play with.
So let's move on.
We're going to go through Aeolian now.