Asked • 06/11/19

How are Dorian and Aeolian different?

In, e.g. the Drunken Sailor, we start the melody on a Dm chord then go down to a Cmajor chord. Well, it ends the melody on the D note but...we seem to rest a bit on C as well. It's like C is not the 7th note in the scale. How is it that the Dorian mode is not just the Aeolian mode with a non-flat sixth?

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Danica S. answered • 06/12/19

New to Wyzant

Undergraduate Music Major Specializing in Piano and Theory/Improv

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