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Watch the Lydian online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from Modal Expose

The A major scale from D to D

D E F# G# A B C# D. The bold tones are the chord tones and arpeggio for the D major and D major 7th chords.

These are your chord tones and resolution points, Sweet Notes Baby! Got to get my plug in whenever I can right?!

We can locate a D major 7th arpeggio in position from within our A major scale shape. Let's play that over our D major 7th chord backing track. As expected the tones are strong and consonant.

Play the A major scale fom D to D over the chord track now and you'll hear the D chord as the tonal center. This is the D lydian mode.