G Lydian scale

G Lydian scale for guitar.
The G Lydian is a seven-note scale, it is also called a mode. Colored circles in the diagram mark the notes in the scale (darker color highlighting the root notes). In the fretboard pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 3rd fret.

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2 octaves

G Lydian scale diagramNotes: G - A - B - C# - D - E - F#Intervals: 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 G Unison Tonic
2 A Major second Supertonic
3 B Major third Mediant
#4 C# Augmented fourth Subdominant
5 D Perfect fifth Dominant
6 E Sixth Submediant
7 F#Major seventh Leading tone

The G Lydian scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: whole, whole, whole, half, whole, whole, half from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The G Lydian is a mode of the D Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note.
The G Lydian is the same as the G Major apart from one note, the fourth in the scale.

Chords that are related to this scale are the following:

G, Gmaj7, G6, G6/9, Gmaj9, Gmaj13
A, A7, A6, A6/9, A9, A11, A13
Bm, Bm7, Bm9, Bm11
C#dim, C#m7b5
D, Dmaj7, D6, D6/9, Dmaj9, Dmaj13
Em, Em7, Em6, Em9, Em11
F#m, F#m7

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the G Lydian scale.

Related to this scale is the G Lydian b7 scale, also called G Lydian Dominant. It is identical to the G Lydian except for a minor seventh and it can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 G Unison Tonic
2 A Major second Supertonic
3 B Major third Mediant
#4 C# Augmented fourth Subdominant
5 D Perfect fifth Dominant
6 E Sixth Submediant
b7 F Minor seventh Subtonic

The G Lydian b7 contains the same notes as the D Melodic Minor Scale, but starts on another note.

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