E♯ Dorian Mode on Mandolin

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

Theoretical Only

The E♯ Dorian Mode is considered theoretical only as it has double sharps or flats in the key signature.

The usual alternative is the enharmonic equivalent F Dorian Mode

Notes Ascending

E♯, F, G♯, A♯, B♯, C, D♯, E♯

Notes Descending

E♯, D♯, C, B♯, A♯, G♯, F, E♯

Pattern Ascending

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

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

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

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

E♯ > E♯0Perfect Unison (P1)
E♯ > F2Major 2nd (M2)
E♯ > G♯3minor 3rd (m3)
E♯ > A♯5Perfect 4th (P4)
E♯ > B♯7Perfect 5th (P5)
E♯ > C9Major 6th (M6)
E♯ > D♯10minor 7th (m7)
E♯ > E♯12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

E♯ > E♯0Perfect Unison (P1)
E♯ > D♯2Major 2nd (M2)
E♯ > C3minor 3rd (m3)
E♯ > B♯5Perfect 4th (P4)
E♯ > A♯7Perfect 5th (P5)
E♯ > G♯9Major 6th (M6)
E♯ > F10minor 7th (m7)
E♯ > E♯12Perfect Octave (P8)

Music Theory

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