D Ionian Mode on Ukulele

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

Notes Ascending

D, E, F♯, G, A, B, C♯, D

Notes Descending

D, C♯, B, A, G, F♯, E, D

Pattern Ascending

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

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

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

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

D > D0Perfect Unison (P1)
D > E2Major 2nd (M2)
D > F♯4Major 3rd (M3)
D > G5Perfect 4th (P4)
D > A7Perfect 5th (P5)
D > B9Major 6th (M6)
D > C♯11Major 7th (M7)
D > D12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

D > D0Perfect Unison (P1)
D > C♯1minor 2nd (m2)
D > B3minor 3rd (m3)
D > A5Perfect 4th (P4)
D > G7Perfect 5th (P5)
D > F♯8minor 6th (m6)
D > E10minor 7th (m7)
D > D12Perfect Octave (P8)

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