In this course we will be taking an in-depth look at the fourth mode of the major scale, the Lydian mode. This is a great mode to know as it has a unique sound and can be used over a major chord when you want something less obvious than the major scale/Ionian mode.

We'll be focusing on learning the F Lydian mode in this course, which belongs to the home key of C major. We'll begin by learning to play it all over the fingerboard using the 'content over patterns' method, after which we will work through a series of bass grooves that put the mode to use. In some of the later videos in the course we will also play some grooves that use the Lydian mode from other keys. By the end of this course you should familiar with the sound of the mode, and the major seventh-sharp eleventh chord that it is often used with.

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This course contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: