G Mixolydian

G Mixolydian scale for guitar.
The G Mixolydian is a seven-note scale, also called G Dominant Scale. 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.

G Mixolydian 2 octaves

G Mixolydian scale diagram

G Mixolydian full fretboard

G Mixolydian scale whole guitar neck diagram

G Mixolydian note names

G Mixolydian scale with note letters diagram
Notes: G - A - B - C - D - E - F Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 Type: Septonic

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

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

Chords that are related to this scale are the following:

G, G7, G9, G11, G13
Am, Am7, Am9, Am11
Bdim, Bm7b5
C, Cmaj7, C6, Cmaj9, Cmaj13
Dm, Dm7, Dm6, Dm9, Dm11, Dm13
Em, Em7
F, Fmaj7, F6/9, Fmaj9, Fmaj13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the G Mixolydian scale (some chords have been excluded).

The G Mixolydian scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: whole, whole, half, whole, whole, half and whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The G Mixolydian is a mode of the C Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note.
The G Mixolydian is the same as the G Major apart from one note, the seventh in the scale.
Mixolydian can also be described as a Dominant mode. It includes all the notes of the related Dominant 7th chord, which is characterized by the minor seventh interval (as seen in the comparison below).

  1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
G Mixolydian G A B C D E F
G7 G   B   D   F

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

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This scale is covered by the Blues Guitar Mixolydian series.
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