A Lydian Mode on Guitar

Here you can learn how to play the Lydian Mode in the key of A on the Guitar. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the A Lydian Mode, where available we also provide suggested Guitar fingerings. In the Guitar view below, you can display the notes of the A Lydian Mode mapped out onto the Guitar fretboard and switch between the notes, degrees, intervals or, if we have them, suggested Guitar fingerings.

Notes Ascending

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A

Notes Descending

A, G, F, E, D, C, B, A

Pattern Ascending

T, T, T, S, T, T, S

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

S, T, T, S, T, T, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

A > A0Perfect Unison (P1)
A > B2Major 2nd (M2)
A > C4Major 3rd (M3)
A > D6Augmented 4th (A4 or Tritone)
A > E7Perfect 5th (P5)
A > F9Major 6th (M6)
A > G11Major 7th (M7)
A > A12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

A > A0Perfect Unison (P1)
A > G1minor 2nd (m2)
A > F3minor 3rd (m3)
A > E5Perfect 4th (P4)
A > D6Diminished 5th (d5 or Tritone)
A > C8minor 6th (m6)
A > B10minor 7th (m7)
A > A12Perfect Octave (P8)

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