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Lydian Triads

The Lydian mode is a beautiful sound. It’s a major scale, and it’s very close to the Ionian mode. The only difference is the 4th interval is raised.

In this lesson, we are going to practice finding two major triads up and down the neck.

When the tonal centre is A, you get the Lydian sound when you play a major triad a whole step above the root chord.

So, playing A major triad and B major triad when the bass note is A, you get the Lydian sound. There is actually one note missing from the scale, the 7th note (two triads together gives you six notes). That note is the major 7th interval, and that is G# in this case.

Fun stuff!

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