Mixolydian Mode – The Fifth Position of the Major Scale

Mixolydian Mode Fretboard DiagramThe Mixolydian Mode is based on the fifth note of the major scale. In the key of G, the 5th note is D. D is a perfect 5th of G, so it sounds very good. This is a very popular mode for many rock players. To play the D Mixolydian Mode, start with the first note at the 6th string 10th fret. Remember, we are still in the key of G.

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