How to construct and play the lydian dominant scale

Name

This is the lydian dominant scale.

Alternative name

Use lydian b7 instead of lydian dominant

Use overtone instead of lydian dominant

Intervals

How to construct the lydian dominant 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.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Augmented fourth

Has 6 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 lydian dominant scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the lydian dominant scale in any musical key

You can play the C lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

C   D   E   F#   G   A   Bb  

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C lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the C# lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

C#   D#   E#   F##   G#   A#   B  

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You can play the Db lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

Db   Eb   F   G   Ab   Bb   Cb  

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You can play the D lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

D   E   F#   G#   A   B   C  

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D lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the D# lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

D#   E#   F##   G##   A#   B#   C#  

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D# lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the Eb lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

Eb   F   G   A   Bb   C   Db  

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Eb lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the E lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

E   F#   G#   A#   B   C#   D  

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E lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the F lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

F   G   A   B   C   D   Eb  

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F lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the F# lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

F#   G#   A#   B#   C#   D#   E  

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You can play the Gb lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

Gb   Ab   Bb   C   Db   Eb   Fb  

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You can play the G lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

G   A   B   C#   D   E   F  

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G lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the G# lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

G#   A#   B#   C##   D#   E#   F#  

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You can play the Ab lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bb   C   D   Eb   F   Gb  

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Ab lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the A lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

A   B   C#   D#   E   F#   G  

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A lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the A# lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

A#   B#   C##   D##   E#   F##   G#  

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You can play the Bb lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

Bb   C   D   E   F   G   Ab  

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Bb lydian dominant on the piano.

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You can play the B lydian dominant scale with the following notes.

B   C#   D#   E#   F#   G#   A  

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B lydian dominant on the piano.

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