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Watch the Lydian: Urbano online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from 30 Modal Progressions You MUST Know

"Urbano" Is a Lydian progression derived from the key of G. The chords C - C5/2 (#11) - D - Dsus - Emi9 constitute a IV - IV ma7 - V - Vsus - VI progression with a tonal center at the IV Chord (C).

This is groove is at 120 BPM with a half-time feel, using a drum machine for more urban flavor. Approach the rhythm by using spreads on the first four chords and then an arpeggiated approach on the Emi9 chord—there are a million ways to play this progression and this is just one approach. Try using C Lydian scale for improvisation, targeting the B and F# notes to really get the Lydian flavor.