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Cello Lessons: Chord Scale: Major 7#11 - Lydian

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[MUSIC]
A major seven chord with
a sharp 11 is associated
with the Lydian scale.
The Lydian is the major scale but
with a sharp four.
In C, Lydian sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
It's that F sharp
that's the sharp four.
[MUSIC]
Transposable fingering.
[MUSIC]
This scale comes
from the fourth scale
degree, the fourth mode
of the major scale.
So four chords will often have a sharp 11.
Let's check out this sound
with the backing track.
[MUSIC]
You
can really
rest on
that sharp
four that
is associated
with the Lydian
scale.
It's a beautiful, beautiful mode and
do your own improvisational exploration.
[MUSIC]