Take advantage of the similarities between Dorian, Mixolydian, and Aeolian by comparing the Dorian arrangement to the Aeolian and Mixolydian lead sheets, playing on the same strings and just changing your levers or pedals.
- Sea shanties, Gregorian chants, troubadour ballads, folk songs, a folk dance, a slow air, sacred harp, and more.
- Explanation of what characterizes a Dorian piece, with special attention to how Dorian differs from natural minor.
- Tips for modifying and creating your own arrangements.
- The answer to the question, “Does Dorian start on D?”
- Instructions for determining if a piece is in Dorian.
Enjoy the Dorian Mode contains practical information for all musicians and is written especially for harpers. Dorian arrangements have no sharps or flats (D Dorian). The Mixolydian lead sheets have one sharp (D Mixolydian). The Aeolian lead sheets have one flat (D Aeolian). In some cases, I have provided Ionian examples with two sharps (D Ionian).
The lowest note on the arrangements is the C below middle C. The highest note is three Es above middle C.