Dorian and Mixolydian comparison

The Dorian mode compared to the Mixolydian mode with diagrams and explanation.
The Dorian and the Mixolydian modes are seven-note scales. The scales are similar, only one tone differs (as seen in the comparing tables below). Dorian is minor sounding with a minor 3rd whereas Mixolydian is dominant sounding with a flattened 7th and with the rest of the note naturals.

A Dorian scale degrees and notes.

1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
A B C D E F# G

A Mixolydian scale degrees and notes.

1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
A B C# D E F# G

Scale diagrams

The scale diagrams show A Dorian and A Mixolydian (shape 1) in two octaves.

A Dorian

A Dorian scale diagram

A Mixolydian

A Mixolydian scale diagram

Graphic comparison

The scale diagram shows Dorian and Mixolydian modes merged (the added Mixolydian notes in light green).

Mixolydian and Dorian modes merged diagram

Scale box relationships

E Dorian shape 1 is identical (besides the root notes) with A Mixolydian shape 4.

E Dorian (shape 1)

E Dorian scale diagram

A Mixolydian (shape 4)

A Mixolydian scale shape 4 diagram