How to construct and play the dorian scale

Name

This is the dorian scale.

Intervals

How to construct the dorian scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major second

Has 2 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Minor third

Has 3 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fourth

Has 5 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Major sixth

Has 9 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Which chords can you play on the dorian scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the dorian scale in any musical key

You can play the C dorian scale with the following notes.

C   D   Eb   F   G   A   Bb  

Sheet music of the C dorian scale.

The notes of the C dorian scale written down in sheet music.

C dorian on the piano.

The notes of the C dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the C# dorian scale with the following notes.

C#   D#   E   F#   G#   A#   B  

Sheet music of the C# dorian scale.

The notes of the C# dorian scale written down in sheet music.

C# dorian on the piano.

The notes of the C# dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the Db dorian scale with the following notes.

Db   Eb   Fb   Gb   Ab   Bb   Cb  

Sheet music of the Db dorian scale.

The notes of the Db dorian scale written down in sheet music.

Db dorian on the piano.

The notes of the Db dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the D dorian scale with the following notes.

D   E   F   G   A   B   C  

Sheet music of the D dorian scale.

The notes of the D dorian scale written down in sheet music.

D dorian on the piano.

The notes of the D dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the D# dorian scale with the following notes.

D#   E#   F#   G#   A#   B#   C#  

Sheet music of the D# dorian scale.

The notes of the D# dorian scale written down in sheet music.

D# dorian on the piano.

The notes of the D# dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the Eb dorian scale with the following notes.

Eb   F   Gb   Ab   Bb   C   Db  

Sheet music of the Eb dorian scale.

The notes of the Eb dorian scale written down in sheet music.

Eb dorian on the piano.

The notes of the Eb dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the E dorian scale with the following notes.

E   F#   G   A   B   C#   D  

Sheet music of the E dorian scale.

The notes of the E dorian scale written down in sheet music.

E dorian on the piano.

The notes of the E dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the F dorian scale with the following notes.

F   G   Ab   Bb   C   D   Eb  

Sheet music of the F dorian scale.

The notes of the F dorian scale written down in sheet music.

F dorian on the piano.

The notes of the F dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the F# dorian scale with the following notes.

F#   G#   A   B   C#   D#   E  

Sheet music of the F# dorian scale.

The notes of the F# dorian scale written down in sheet music.

F# dorian on the piano.

The notes of the F# dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the Gb dorian scale with the following notes.

Gb   Ab   Bbb   Cb   Db   Eb   Fb  

Sheet music of the Gb dorian scale.

The notes of the Gb dorian scale written down in sheet music.

Gb dorian on the piano.

The notes of the Gb dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the G dorian scale with the following notes.

G   A   Bb   C   D   E   F  

Sheet music of the G dorian scale.

The notes of the G dorian scale written down in sheet music.

G dorian on the piano.

The notes of the G dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the G# dorian scale with the following notes.

G#   A#   B   C#   D#   E#   F#  

Sheet music of the G# dorian scale.

The notes of the G# dorian scale written down in sheet music.

G# dorian on the piano.

The notes of the G# dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the Ab dorian scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bb   Cb   Db   Eb   F   Gb  

Sheet music of the Ab dorian scale.

The notes of the Ab dorian scale written down in sheet music.

Ab dorian on the piano.

The notes of the Ab dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the A dorian scale with the following notes.

A   B   C   D   E   F#   G  

Sheet music of the A dorian scale.

The notes of the A dorian scale written down in sheet music.

A dorian on the piano.

The notes of the A dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the A# dorian scale with the following notes.

A#   B#   C#   D#   E#   F##   G#  

Sheet music of the A# dorian scale.

The notes of the A# dorian scale written down in sheet music.

A# dorian on the piano.

The notes of the A# dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the Bb dorian scale with the following notes.

Bb   C   Db   Eb   F   G   Ab  

Sheet music of the Bb dorian scale.

The notes of the Bb dorian scale written down in sheet music.

Bb dorian on the piano.

The notes of the Bb dorian scale on the piano.

You can play the B dorian scale with the following notes.

B   C#   D   E   F#   G#   A  

Sheet music of the B dorian scale.

The notes of the B dorian scale written down in sheet music.

B dorian on the piano.

The notes of the B dorian scale on the piano.