7. Dorian is a Name

There is no need to use modal names, or even the word mode. They are a convention for formally communicating musical structure. By not using the modal terms you are not learning the formal classical method.

Here is another way to learn without using modal terms:

Guitarmodes provides 7 simple shapes. Each shape creates a different sound when played in the same key. If you are not familiar with the sound that you are trying to achieve then try each shape, in the same key, until you have located the particular required sound.

13 May 2009