Lydian Melodies/ Chords?

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Lydian Melodies/ Chords?

Postby Tomson » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:01 am

I am interested in examples of Lydian melodies and chords.

"The Simpsons" theme song is one example of a Lydian melody. c2 e2 f#2 a2 g2 e2 c2 a1 f#1 g1.

The chords in the A section of "A Man and a Woman" sound very Lydian to me: ( in C) Cmaj7 - B7 - Bbmaj7 - Em7 - A7 - Dmaj7. They sound very nice as: Cmaj7#11 - B7 - Bbmaj7#11 - Em7 - A7 - Dmaj7#11.

So, more easy examples like these?
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Postby Tomson » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:29 am

motherlode wrote: I hope you understand that ALL melodies are LCC melodies...but not all LCC melodies are LYDIAN melodies.


Of course. I just happened to be interested in namely Lydian melodies.

So, any more examples - anyone?
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Re: Lydian Melodies/ Chords?

Postby harpalchemist » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:12 am

The new wave of guitarists from the 80's onwards has brought many Lydian pieces.
Try Joe Satriani- Flying in a blue dream: amongst others
Steve Vai - ~The Riddle: fluctuates between lydian, lydian augmented and lydian dominant
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