L255 Em7 dorian lick 1st position

FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites The first of a series of licks in the 5 different positions of the Em7 dorian scale. This is the minor scale that is used the most in rock, jax and funk , when playing over minor7 chords. You can look at it as a mixolydan scale with a lowered third 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 Start with the first position using all the open strings, i play a lick using trills and hammerons The lick ends with a GMaj9 arppegio (or an Em11 arpeggio starting on the third ),which ever way you want to look at it. Remember that Em dorian is the 2 step of the D major scale, so you could try and play your D major scale or even better the G lydian scale (major scale with raised 4th) Spelling out the dorian scale Em dorian inspiration video (Tal Wilkenfeld) Support PlayBassNow and download original video, transcription/TAB and mp3 version here

Johan Volman said,

January 31, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

I love Dorian, it’s my favorite mode. You can use it a lot.

lac_br21 said,

November 28, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

tks Marlowe, danks

hizzoner said,

November 18, 2009 @ 3:37 am

a good left hand workout when adding the vibrato…thanks

MMante said,

July 27, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

Its sound really good, but can you put out the background music your using?
Sure, is coming up later

flat.erik said,

July 27, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

sounds great over E7. i want more of it 🙂

thank you!


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