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  1. Chris
    June 4th, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    Hey David,

    If your playing in C Dorian would the C chord have to be minor because its parent scale “Bb major” has an Eb?
    Thus, creating C Eb G.

    Doesn’t that make combining C Mixolydian with the C minor pentatonic more flexible? Because that would contain a major third and minor third (E and Eb).

    I noticed when I play, I’ll use

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  2. Chris
    June 4th, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    I noticed when I play something like that, I use the blues scale but also the major notes from C Mixolydian. Is there a name for this? I’m confused because combining these two scales I have a whole bunch of notes to choose from.

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    • Rob
      March 27th, 2016 @ 4:39 am

      Hi Chris. I know what you mean. I experimented with dropping in the E when playing the C chord and then went back to Dorian for the rest. However to my ear I preferred the sound of Dorian throughout, playing the minor third over the C chord. Real interesting lesson that has made a lot of the theory more practical for me.

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