Lydian mode

The Lydian mode is the fourth of the seven modes. You can see that Lydian scales are related to major: the F Lydian is like a C Major played from F. The intervals in the Lydian mode are also similar to the major scale: it is only the fourth note that deviates.

The best practice hearing the scale in action is playing it over a chord with its root, for example, F Lydian over an F major chord.

C

C Lydian diagram
Notes: C, D, E, F#, G, A, B, C

C# / Db

C# Lydian diagram
Notes: C#, D#, F, G, G#, A#, C, C#

D

D Lydian diagram
Notes: D, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D

D# /Eb

D# Lydian diagram
Notes: D#, F, G, A, A#, C, D, D#

E

E Lydian diagram
Notes: E, F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E

F

F Lydian diagram
Notes: F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F

F# / Gb

F# Lydian diagram
Notes: F#, G#, A#, C, C#, D#, F, F#

G

G Lydian diagram
Notes: G, A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G

G# / Ab

G# Lydian diagram
Notes: G#, A#, C, D, D#, F, G, G#

A

A Lydian diagram
Notes: A, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A

A# / Bb

A# Lydian diagram
Notes: Bb, C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb

B

B Lydian diagram
Notes: B, C#, D#, F, F#, G#, A#, B

Lydian Scales overview
C: C, D, E, F#, G, A, B, C
C#/Db: C#, D#, F, G, G#, A#, C, C#
D: D, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D
D#/Eb: D#, F, G, A, A#, C, D, D#
E: E, F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E
F: F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F
F#/Gb: F#, G#, A#, C, C#, D#, F, F#
G: G, A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G
G#/Ab: G#, A#, C, D, D#, F, G, G#
A: A, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A
A#/Bb: Bb, C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb
B: B, C#, D#, F, F#, G#, A#, B

Interval: 1, 2, 3, 4#, 5, 6, 7
Semi-notes: 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1
Formula: Whole, Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Half