The fourth mode of the major scale. A major scale with a #4

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Written by Sam Blakelock
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The lydian mode is the fourth mode of the major scale.
In the key of C, F is the fourth scale degree, so the corresponding scale/mode would be: F G A B C D E F
Compared to an F Major scale (F G A Bb C D E F), the F Lydian has a #4 (#11) making this scale the perfect choice to play over a Maj7#11 chord or imply the #11 sound over a standard Maj7 chord.

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