A Dorian Mode for Guitar

This page presents the A Dorian mode for guitar at the position where the A note is rooted on the 6th (low E) and 1st (high E) strings.
This shows the A Dorian mode on a fretboard diagram and also includes the standard notation and tab for the A Dorian mode. The notes in the A Dorian mode are A, B, C, D, E, F#, and G. Please note that the A Dorian mode contains the very same notes as the G Major scale. The distinction remains, sorry to be so repetitious with this, the emphasis on the A notes for points of departure and return. This is what makes the A Dorian mode the A Dorian mode and not a rehash of the G Major scale. Take the time to make a mental note of the "A" notes when practicing to help ensure this is where your playing emphasis will be.

The Dorian mode as a minor tonal quality and plays well with minor chords.

Practice, repetition and the blinding flash of light will enable you to 'feel' the A dorian mode on guitar.

Dorian mode for guitar