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Watch the Lydian Dominant Scale online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from Jazz Scales Handbook

We'll continue our study of modes generated from the Jazz Melodic Minor scale with the mode built off the fourth degree of the scale, which is known as the Lydian Dominant scale. As the name implies, this scale contains the unique characteristics of both the Lydian Mode and the dominant seventh chord.

In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to play a two octave version of the scale in seventh position. You'll also learn the arpeggio of the parent chord so that you can better connect the sound of the scale with the sound of the mode. This is a very important sound for you to become familiar with as it will bring your vocabulary a new level of depth.