The dorian mode can be a contemplative exploration of mystery. A close relative to the minor scale, the only difference is the 6th note of the minor scale is raised a half step. In this case, the F note in A minor is raised to F#. The 6th note of the minor scale tends to be the most tense and dark note of the scale so by raising it, some of the edge is taken off while maintaining the hypnotic mystery of the scale. Popular handpan variations like “La Sirena” are close relatives of the Dorian mode. In the first variation, we have a full scale of A Dorian.
If you have another variation in mind, please contact us and we will explore if it can also be built.
These scales play flawlessly with E Minor, G Major, and D Mixolydian.
A2/ A, B, C, D, E, F#, G, A
10 notes or more
A2/ (E, F#, G) A, B, C, D, E, F#, G, A (B, C, D, E) (up to 6 bottom note options will fit well) (not yet built)