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Lydian Mode

The Lydian Mode originally ascended from F to F'

Reference Scale:


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1'
Note C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C
Note C Db D Eb E F Gb G Ab A Bb B C

Use this table to construct the mode starting on any note, using the pattern of intervals below.

Lydian Mode:

  I   II   III   IV   V   VI   VII   VIII
    Tone   Tone   Tone   Semitone   Tone   Tone   Semitone  
Note F   G   A   B   C   D E   F

This pattern of intervals: T-T-T-S-T-T-S* is the characteristic of the Lydian mode, and is a Major mode. Because the mode is characterised by its interval structure, you can start on any note and progress with the same intervals to produce a Lydian mode in that 'key'.

This would be 'G Lydian':

  I   II   III   IV   V   VI   VII   VIII
    Tone   Tone   Tone   Semitone   Tone   Tone   Semitone  
Note G   A   B   C#   D   E   F#   G

* T = Whole Tone, S = Semitone