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

Ah... A minor, the saddest of all keys, or was it the D minor? Spinal Tap references aside, here is the first minor scale in our series of diatonic modes, in this case playing the notes of a G major scale, but starting on the second note of the scale, A. You will notice that for this, the second scale in our sequence, you keep your left hand in the same position as when playing the Ionian scale.