This scale has a very bright sound. It’s obviously a major mode in its sound and application…the only difference is a raised 4th scale degree.

The chord most closely associated this scale is the major7# 11 chord.

The whole/half step pattern for the Lydian scale is:

W W W H W W H

Below you’ll find 6 patterns for the Lydian scale. Three are located on the 6th string and three are located on the 5th string.

These forms will allow you to visualize what notes work together in any given key across the entire range of the fingerboard.

Sixth String Forms

4th finger form:

E |------------------------------------------2--4--5--|
B |--------------------------------2--4--5------------|
G |----------------------1--2--4----------------------|
D |------------1--2--4--------------------------------|
A |-----2--4------------------------------------------|
E |--5------------------------------------------------|

2nd finger form:

E |---------------------------------------------4--5-|
B |-----------------------------------4--5--7--------|
G |----------------------------4--6------------------|
D |------------------4--6--7-------------------------|
A |--------4--6--7-----------------------------------|
E |--5--7--------------------------------------------|

1st finger form:

E |----------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------------7--9--10--|
G |--------------------------------6--8--9-------------|
D |----------------------6--7--9-----------------------|
A |------------6--7--9---------------------------------|
E |--5--7--9-------------------------------------------|

Fifth String Forms

4th finger form:

E |----------------------------------------9--11--12--|
B |---------------------------9--10--12---------------|
G |---------------8--9--11----------------------------|
D |-------9--11---------------------------------------|
A |--12-----------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------------|

2nd finger form:

E |---------------------------------------------------11--12--14--|
B |-----------------------------------------12--14----------------|
G |--------------------------11--13--14---------------------------|
D |------------11--13--14-----------------------------------------|
A |--12--14-------------------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------------------------|

1st finger form:

E |------------------------------------------------------------14--16--17--|
B |---------------------------------------------14--16--17-----------------|
G |------------------------------13--14--16--------------------------------|
D |----------------13--14--16----------------------------------------------|
A |--12--14--16------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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