dansm's guitar scale lessons
the mixolydian mode
the seventh note of the natural minor scale
the mixolydian mode is the mode based on the seventh note of the natural minor scale.
the d mixolydian scale looks like this (standard notation and one-string tab):

the scale box for the mixolydian mode looks like this:

to play this scale as the d mixolydian mode, play the box with the first note at the tenth fret. this scale box has a pattern identical to the mixolydian mode of the major scale, but the root and fifth appear in different places.
on to the natural minor key

back to the lydian mode

back to the natural minor scale

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