C Lydian Scale: Theory & Ear Training

piano-ology-scales-c-lydian-featured

The Lydian Scale has a bright, playful, tonally ambiguous quality that you will immediately recognize in the examples below…

C Lydian Scale: Notation, Scale Degrees, Solfege & Keyboard Layout…

piano-ology-scales-c-lydian-notation-letter-names-scale-degrees-solfege

piano-ology-scales-c-lydian-keyboard-layout-letter-names-solfege

Study-Practice Tip: It is helpful, and musically-appropriate, to think of the C Lydian Scale as a variation of the C Major Scale with one exception: F# (Fi) instead of F (Fa). Comparative Ear Training: Play and sing the C Lydian Scale and C Major Scale side-by-side, slowly enough to hear the distinct difference. Notice that F# (Fi) acts as a leading tone to G (So).


Real-World Examples of the Lydian Scale in Action

[Would anyone like Frank to insert the audio?]

Theme from The Simpson’s

Miles Ahead (Miles Davis)

Solfege Ear Training

Reading, playing, and singing the Solfege syllables out loud is a very effective way to internalize the unique sound-feeling of each note in a musical scale…

C Lydian Scale: Linear, Ascending…

piano-ology-scales-c-lydian-ear-training-linear-ascending

C Lydian Scale: Linear, Descending…

piano-ology-scales-c-lydian-ear-training-linear-descending

C Lydian Scale: Do-X-Do, Ascending…

piano-ology-scales-c-lydian-ear-training-do-x-do-ascending

C Lydian Scale: Do-X-Do, Descending…

piano-ology-scales-c-lydian-ear-training-do-x-do-descending

learn more… C Major Pentatonic Scale: Theory & Ear Training