These are all altered Lydian scales. The F Lydian mode is the same as a C major. The same notes can be found in different Major and Lydian scales: If you already know the Major scales, the relative Lydian starts on the fourth. This step shows the ascending A-flat lydian mode on the piano, treble clef and bass clef. One or more note in this mode has a sharp or flat, which means that this mode has been transposed to another key. The Lydian Mode is the fourth of the seven modes. In this mode, the 7th note is called the leading note or leading tone because the sound of the 7th note feels like it wants to resolve and finish at the octave note, when all mode notes are played in sequence. F#/Gb: F#, G#, A#, B# (C), C#, D#, E# (F), F# / Gb, Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, Gb contact | about | sitemap | policy An A♭ Lydian Dominant scale consists of A♭, B♭, C, D, E♭, F and G♭ notes. The Solution below shows the A-flat lydian mode notes on the piano, treble clef and bass clef. The Lydian scales in musical notes are available in the member area. The scale in all keys can be downloaded as a PDF-file. © 2020 Copyright Veler Ltd, All Rights Reserved. These are identical to the Lydian except for the raised second and raised fifth. The Lydian scales in musical notes are available in the member area. For a quick summary of this topic, have a look at Mode. This step shows the A-flat scale degrees - Tonic, supertonic, mediant, subdominant, dominant, submediant, etc. The audio files below play every note shown on the piano above, so middle C (marked with an orange line at the bottom) is the 2nd note heard. It does this because in this mode, the 7th note is only 1 semitone / half-tone away from the 8th note - the octave note. The lydian mode uses the  W-W-W-H-W-W-H  note counting rule to identify the note positions of 7 natural white notes starting from note F. The A-flat lydian mode re-uses this mode counting pattern, but starts from note Ab instead. This is why the term "mode" is more appropriate than "scale". Lydian Scales overview This step shows the white and black note names on a piano keyboard so that the note names are familiar for later steps, and to show that the note names start repeating themselves after 12 notes. Formula: Whole, Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Half. To count up a Whole tone, count up by two physical piano keys, either white or black. D: D, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D This is needed to ensure that when it comes to writing the mode notes on a musical staff (eg. Scale degree names 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 8 below are always the same for all modes (ie. For each of the 7 notes, look across and try to find the white note name in the mode note name. If the natural white note can be found in the mode note, the mode note is written in the Match? It is similar to the major scale except for the raised fourth. So assuming octave note 8 has been played in the step above, the notes now descend back to the tonic. G-flat). Two relevant scales are the Lydian #2 (sharp two) and the Lydian #5 (sharp five). Since this mode begins with note Ab, it is certain that notes 1 and 13 will be used in this mode. Then list the 7 notes in the mode so far, shown in the next column. The 8th note - the octave note, will have the same name as the first note, the tonic note. This can be seen by looking at the Mode table showing all mode names with only white / natural notes used. The lydian mode shares the same property - it only has one semitone / half-tone between the 7th and 8th notes. An A♭ Lydian scale consists of A♭, B♭, C, D, E♭, F and G notes. To apply this rule, firstly list the white key names starting from the tonic, which are shown the white column below. column. The best practice for hearing the scale in action, is playing it over a chord with the same root, for example, F Lydian over an F major chord. G: G, A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G Copyright © 2012-2020 pianoscales.org, The Lydian Mode is the fourth of the seven. This step tries to assign note names to the piano keys identified in the previous step, so that they can be written on a note staff in the Solution section. The tonic note (shown as *) is the starting point and is always the 1st note in the mode. The A-flat lydian mode starts on note A-flat. A#/Bb: A#, B# (C), C## (D), D## (E), E# (F), F## (G), G## (A), A# / Bb, C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb Semi-notes: 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1. F-sharp) or a flat(eg. See also Lydian Dominant. In a later step, if sharp or flat notes are used, the exact accidental names will be chosen. 1st note is always tonic, 2nd is supertonic etc.) Every white or black key could have a flat(b) or sharp(#) accidental name, depending on how that note is used. The 1st note of the A-flat lydian mode is Ab: 2: Ab-maj-2nd: The 2nd note of the A-flat lydian mode is Bb: 3: Ab-maj-3rd: The 3rd note of the A-flat lydian mode is C: 4: Ab-aug-4th: The 4th note of the A-flat lydian mode is D: 5: Ab-perf-5th: The 5th note of the A-flat lydian mode is Eb: 6: Ab-maj-6th: The 6th note of the A-flat lydian mode is F: 7: Ab-maj-7th You can see that Lydian scales are related to Major: the F Lydian is like a C Major played from F. The intervals in the Lydian Mode are also similar to the Major Scale, only the fourth note deviates. For this mode, all notes have a match, and so the Match? C#/Db: C#, D#, E# (F), F## (G), G#, A#, B# (C), C# / Db, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, Db