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Play DADGAD - Simon Fox
Ionian
Aeolian
Mixolydian
Dorian
Lydian
Phrygian
Locrian
Freygish
Harmonic Minor

Scale Name
D Ionian Mode
Scale Definition
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
D E F# G A B C#
Notes
Tonality
Major
Equivalent Scales
D major, B natural minor, A Mixolydian mode
Harmonization
D, Emin, F#min, G, A, Bmin, C#dim

The Ionian mode is the same thing as the basic major scale. The DADGAD tuning is very biased towards using this scale. The tuning allows this scale to be played easily with the open-strings ringing out. Solo guitarists often use this scale to play Celtic aires in DADGAD. It is also very convenient for more up tempo finger picking, with hammers and pull offs onto the open strings being common techniques.

Finger Chart

Scale Notation

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