Building sequential patterns
Once you’ve got better acquainted with the Mixolydian, you might like to consider other ways to use this b7. major mode with a One way to generate interesting sounds is to build sequential patterns like groups of three or four and hopping over every other note. Try these patterns (numbers represent the intervals): Groups of three; R-2-3 then 2-3-4 then 3-4-5 etc Groups of four; R-2-3-4 then 2-3-4-5 then 3-4-5-6 etc Hopping in 3rds; R-3-2-4-3-5-4-6 etc Another fruitful option is exploring small arpeggio ideas. A Mixolydian generates the chords of A, Bm, C#dim, D, Em, F#m, G. If you’re playing over an A7 chord try playing A (A-C#-E) and G (G-B-D) arpeggios (keep resolving back to A arpeggio notes so you sound connected to the A7 chord). A+G arpeggios feature six of the mode’s seven notes (A-B-C#-D-E-G), creating a very different sound to just playing A Mixolydian as an up-down scale. Now try A+Bm, A+Em and A+D arpeggios; more six-note Mixolydian note collections that sound great!