Dorian String Tricks: 2 AWESOME Techniques

Do you want to learn some Dorian String Tricks?

You are a the right place.

Not only that, you will learn how to jam over chord progressions.

You will learn what a chords mean in a narrowed explanation.

And beautiful dorian string tricks.

After that, you will learn my simple concepts that makes the whole thing work beautifully.

Your horizon would expand after reading this article and I expect you to practice along the way. Your visibility on the flat board will improve too.

These are the chords you are going to learn today.

E minor with the track of Em9 – A13

We will use E minor 9 to start it. It goes like Em9: x7577x – A13: 5x567x

This will get you into an interesting shape from the start.

So why are we doing this? You might ask.

I want to give you some great ways to play through the dorian string tricks and the other chords we will discuss here.

But I must tell you this first…

The first thing you must have in mind when you intend to play the dorian mode.

Any time you notice that you have major IV chord like the A (in this case).

A13 = major IV chord (dominant) Em9 = minor chord

You can use the dorian string tricks every time. The fare safe option you can apply is the default settings and it is a good way to go. And you will get a cool sound as you play it.

Where those E dorian comes from? (Dorian String Tricks)

E dorian comes from the D major scale. It is the starting point within your major scale.

I can assure you that if you know your D major scales like this…

e———————————————————-12-14-15—

B———————————————-12-14-15—————

G———————————–11-12-14————————–

D————————11-12-14————————————-

A————-10-12-14————————————————

E-10-12-14————————————————————

D major = D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#

E Dorian = E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D

You will know that the notes are the same.

What you will do is to focus on the E within the scale, it is as simple as that.

You can neglect the first note. That is E Dorian.

E Minor Tonality

When working around the E minor tonality, you can also reference the pentatonic scale.

Em pentatonic – E, G, A, B, D

e———————————————————-12-15—

B———————————————-12-15—————

G———————————–12-14————————–

D————————12-14————————————-

A————-12-14————————————————

E-12-15————————————————————

Em: 12-14-14-12-12-12

When I play dorian out of this shape Em: 12-14-14-12-12-12, this is going to be the scale I use and focus on every time.

You just have to think about E

e———————————————————-12———–

B———————————————-12-14-15—————

G———————————–11-12-14————————–

D————————11-12-14————————————-

A————-10-12-14————————————————

E—–12-14————————————————————-

D major = D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#

E Dorian = E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D

The same notes.

What you do next as you analyze all your positions, and you recognize the different notes that you can use, mixing it with some pentatonic concepts beginning with the Es.

That is going to put some focus on that position.

What if you don’t want to think about the whole scale, wish I do at times…

So I will simply condense the two shorter versions.

And it looks like this…

e————————–12———————

B—————12-14-15————————

G—-11-12-14———————————–

D-14———————————————-

A—————————————————

E—————————————————

Something that is so easy like that.

So if you want to practice this, how do you go about it?

Simply kick up the rack, or play the scale and you can do both.

Another way is to play the blues like

e——–12————————————————————–

B—–12—15-12——————————————————

G-14b————14b-14-12—12-14-15s14-12—————–

D——————————–14——————-14—————

A————————————————————————-

E————————————————————————-

What you should notice are those notes that takes you outside the box.

The two notes outside of your pentatonic box.

But with some techniques like

e-12h14h15p14p12—12———————————————————————————-

B————————15—-15-14p12—12—————————————————————

G——————————————–14—14-12-11-12-11h12p11—11————————–

D———————————————————————————14—14-12——————-

A———————————————————————————————–14-12-10——-

E———————————————————————————————————–12—-

You will get more of those very identifiable dorian tones which is beautiful.

The scale that starts out like this…

e———————————7-9-10———-

B————————–7-8-9——————

G——————–6-7-9————————

D————-5-7-9——————————-

A——-5-7-9————————————-

E-5-7-9——————————————-

…can later condense to …

e—————————————————–

B—————————————————–

G————6-7-9———————————-

D——5-7-9—————————————-

A–7-9———————————————–

E——————————————————

So you can take the scale shapes and apply techniques that will make the whole thing result to a blues version.

Amazing.

Once more, dorian string tricks, play D major scales and focus on Es.

That is all you have to do.

 Let us look at another position, I love using a jam track while doing this. You don’t have to.

Starting from my E

e—————————————————-

B—————-5———————————-

G———4-6-7————————————

D—4-5-7——————————————

A–7————————————————-

E—————————————————–

This is a nice and small focus scale within the shape.

I like to visualize things in this way. The concept of mixing dorian with pentatonic scale.

For demonstrations, you can try the following:

e—————————————————-

B—————————————————-

G———-6—————————————-

D–5-7-9—9-7-(repeat)————————

A—————————————————-

E—————————————————-

e———————————————–7—————————-

B————–7————-7-8-10-7-8-10—10-7h8-7——–7s—-

G-7-9-6-7-9—9-7-6-7-9———————————-9-9———-

D—————————————————————————–

A—————————————————————————–

E——————————————————————————

The beautiful thing about this is that you can play from any place and it will sound cool.

Look at this…

e———————————————————————————12—-

B———————————————–12——————–12-14-15——

G————-11——————-11-12-14—14-12-11-12-14—————–

D-11-12-14—14-12-11-12-14—————————————————

A—————————————————————————————-

E—————————————————————————————-

You can play around with these techniques as much as you like.

Dorian string tricks Infographic

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