Watch the Lydian Mode online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Fretboard Fitness

Keeping your left hand in the same position, start this scale with your middle finger on C. Lydian is in MHO, the most beautiful scale (my daughter's middle name is "Lydian") and as you will see is an Ionian scale with a raised or sharp 4. This makes the scale start with four whole tone steps and gives it a mysterious and hopeful, mischievous sound and feeling that always makes me want to sit up on the edge of my seat!

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