Dorian Mode: Everything You Need to Know About Dorian

The Dorian Mode is the second mode of the Diatonic Major Scale. Let’s look and listen to it with a bit more detail.

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The Dorian Brightness Quotient

This is an article inspired by a great musician and YouTuber named Adam NeelyIn the linked video, the discussion turns to the idea of brightness and darkness in chords and scales and introduces the idea of the Dorian Brightness Quotient.

Simply put, the Dorian Brightness Quotient describes a scale’s brightness (or darkness) compared to the Dorian mode. Of course, there’s more to it than that, and more to discuss, so let’s get into it!

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