Theme - John Williams A Lydian: Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty (intro and verses) … Keith Jarrett's tune 'Spiral Dance' fron his "Belonging" album is in phrygian mode. Most major type songs I know do the I IV V thing. Googled for a couple of hours and made these notes. I really want to get the flavors of each mode more in my head. Can you suggest any songs you know of that are predominantly composed/performed in either the Dorian or Mixolydian mode? In F major, for example, one would expect a Bb as the fourth degree of the scale. Classical 20th century composers have also revived the use of modal scales and early music performers have recorded early music. Is Lydian not condusive to the I IV V? No need to comment, really. (Posting a bunch taken over the weekend as a photo diary kind of thing. Lydian is a MAJOR type mode/scale, right? I wanted to find wholesome examples of writing in dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, and locrian. The Am7 throws me. The lydian mode differs from the major scale by just one note - the fourth note is sharpened (one step higher). I'm trying to learn some songs in scales other than major (Ionian) and minor (Aeolian). I would love if the entire song was in the same mode. Day in the life: Folk songs in Phrygian and Lydian modes. In F lydian, however, the B is natural. I am assuming Bb Lydian is the key here. Folk music - Folk music - Performance characteristics of folk music: Although each culture has its distinct style, folk music across Europe has important common features. There's a lot of them.) Lydian: Theme music from The Simpsons and the Jetsons C lydian: Flying In A Blue Dream - Joe Satriani G Lydian: Jane Says - Jane's Addiction D Lydian: Hey Jealousy - the Gin Blossoms D Lydian: Oceans - Pearl Jam C Lydian E.T. After receiving a strong and varied response to this question, we decided to compile everyone’s response and gather them into a list for other guitarists to check out and use in their own teaching and studies. 4. The Lydian mode is similar to the major scale but has a sharpened 4th degree of the scale. Vocal and instrumental performance qualities differ considerably from those of Western art music. My theory teacher showed us some examples of some modal folk songs, which would be a preference for me. Maybe I just don't have the ear to be a jazzer. ... Modal harmonies became familiar in the 20th century popular music partly due to the revival of interest in folk music.