My thoughts on Lydian chord progressions:

The musical modes can be quite daunting or confusing in the beginning. Especially when you’re just jumping into music theory. But I promise that I can break it down for you and make it interesting for beginners and intermediates!

The Lydian mode is the harmonic and melodic fundament of many different songs and genres. I truly love writing writing in it. Compared to the other musical modes I think I like Lydian the best.

It’s not without reason that many songwriters, composers and producers like to use it because it’s just so good at conveying a personal message. So of course the question is: why is writing in this mode so effective?


About the video content:

In this video I have prepared four Lydian chord progressions and all of them are in a different style and have a different character. Just like my videos on the Dorian and Phrygian modes. Apart from showing you how to make your own chord progressions, I will also dive into some music theory and tips for creating music with them.


Interested in more videos about the musical modes? Check out my other videos on the Dorian, Phrygian, Mixolydian and Aeolian mode:




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Below are the timestamps for the video in case you want to skip to a certain part or want to revisit a step.

00:00 – Intro
00:30 – What are the examples?
00:52 – Lydian progression no.1: Film music
01:43 – Adding melody to progression no. 1
02:17 – Lydian progression no.2: Electronic music
03:16 – What chords to use in the Lydian mode
03:54 – Lydian progression no.3: Piano music
04:43 – Lydian progression no.4: Singer songwriter
05:52 – Songwriting tips


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