Dorian Scale on Guitar

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Fretboard diagram and tablature for the Dorian scale - Box Pattern intervals

Learn how to play the Dorian guitar scale with guitar tabs and neck diagrams all along the fretboard.

The intervals in this scale are Root, Major Second, Minor Third, Perfect Fourth, Perfect Fifth, Major Sixth, and Minor Seventh

The notes in the C Dorian Scale scale are C, D, Eb, F, G, A, and Bb

The second mode is called Dorian. Songs in Dorian mode “ Eleanor Rigby ”, “ Riders on the Storm ”, and “ Another Brick in the Wall ” have sadness or melancholy type feel.

C Dorian Scale Intervals:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

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Dorian Scale Notes in all Keys

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CDEbFGABb
GABbCDEF
DEFGABC
ABCDEF#G
EF#GABC#D
BC#DEF#G#A
F#G#ABC#D#E
GbAbBbbCbDbEbFb
C#D#EF#G#A#B
DbEbFbGbAbBbCb
G#A#BC#D#E#F#
AbBbCbDbEbFGb
D#E#F#G#A#B#C#
EbFGbAbBbCDb
A#B#C#D#E#F##G#
BbCDbEbFGAb
FGAbBbCDEb

Dorian Scale Fretboard Diagrams

All the following patterns are provided in the key of C. To play the scale in another key, move the patterns up or down the neck to the root you want to use.

C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 1

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 2

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 3

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 4

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 5

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 6

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 7

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 8

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 9

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C Dorian Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 10

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 11

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 12

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 13

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 14

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 15

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 16

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 17

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 18

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 19

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C Dorian Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 20

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Fretboard diagram for the Dorian scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names