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'trane
dorian is cool.  this is a bit beyond my range of theory knowledge, but that guy's explanation is weird.  I'm not sure why he calls it the 'most major-y minor scale', and rests on the G7 as being what makes it dorian - does the 4 chord really dictate that?  afaik, dorian is simply the major scale, but using the 2 as a root.  so, you could have the most basic 1-4-5 in C, but as long as you play that c major scale centred around the d, you are playing dorian.  maybe i am wrong, but it's all c major (or whatever other major if you are in a different key), it's just where you put the emphasis.
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Acie

No, you're right. If it was Dm, you'd play the C major scale with D as the root note. Not too sure why he explains it that way either.  

The way I think of it, is that you're playing the minor pentatonic scale butting adding the 2nd and 6th notes. 

With regard to the 4 chord, I think he's trying to point out that if it was minor (in this case Gm) you'd be better off playing the Aeolian mode with a flatted 5th (B).

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'trane
ya, this is where guitarists make it more confusing than it needs to be.  it's not so much that Gm makes it non-dorian, it's that it makes no sense to play a c major scale over a Gm chord, regardless of mode.  my wife (studied some piano as a kid, but not guitar) always loses track when i start talking about modes and diatonic scales.  she's always saying, "ya, but that's just c major".  she's right.  it can be more complicated in how you think through it, but it doesn't need to be.  and when you look at it on a piano, it's even more clear.
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Acie
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'trane
This is pretty cool.

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Acie
That's very cool.
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Acie
Still going HAM on the Dorian. Playing along to things like these:



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Acie
Started an acoustic duo and bought one of these. I never want to play another guitar for the rest of my life.



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'trane
awesome.  new gear day is always amazing.
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Raptorman
There was a school mass at a school I taught at.  I forgot my guitar.  The librarian told me she had a beat up guitar in her office.  I opened it and it was an older Gibson.  Likely 70's. Acoustic.

It had tons of wear and she let her kids beat it up but COTDAMN that thing played nice.  The feel, sound, neck everything was divine. I put new strings on it and it was perfect.

I told her to keep her kids away from it. And I borrowed it every time I had a chance.
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