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Cello Lessons: Chord Scale: Minor 7 - Dorian

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The minor 7 chord,
which is often notated as like a C Dash 7.
The dash means minor.
In classical music, you might notate it
with a lowercase c and a lowercase m.
The lowercase m means minor in 7.
So in Dorian, because it's a minor chord,
we're gonna have a flat 3.
And we're also gonna have a flat
7 like we had in Mixolydian.
C Dorian sounds like this.
The characteristic
notes are the flat
three, flat seven.
And, this is of course,
as related to the major scale.
So our transposable
that will work in every key.
Let's see how this scale
sounds with the backing track.
Just play the scale one octave up and
And then let's
improvise freely.
That sharp six,
which indicates C is A,
is a really characteristic note.
Happens a lot in modern model jazz.
Explore the C Dorian
scale with backing track,
and then with your
transposable fingering
you've gotta take it
through all 12 keys.