The Dorian Mode

The modern Dorian mode  is strictly a diatonic scale corresponding to the white keys of the piano from "D" to "D", or any transposition of its interval pattern. It can also be thought of as a scale with a minor third and seventh, a major second and sixth, and a perfect fourth and fifth.

The Dorian mode is a symmetrical scale, meaning that the pattern of whole and half notes (W-H-W-W-W-H-W) is the same ascending or descending.The Dorian mode is one of the most widely used modes in metal music. 

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