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In my eyes everything about Michael Jackson's super hits is outstanding - the song writing, Quincy Jones productions and how he put them on stage.
So to see, that in many cases he just used basic techniques like modes, makes this achieve even bigger.
Of course “Billie Jean” is not entirely in dorian, since they switch between multiple modes and keys, but the main bassline in the beginning and the chords is pure dorian goodness!
The Dorian Mode is not only very versatile, but also ambiguous in sound, because it contains melancholic and uplifting qualities - due to possible minor and major thirds in important chord positions.
The Dorian Scale starting from D is: D E F G A B C D
Other famous songs in the Dorian Mode are: The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby, Miles Davis - So What (CHECK IT OUT!) or Chris Isaak - Wicked Game or Post Malone "Better now". Tip 1: take 4
Try using as many notes from the scale as possible. 3 very cool and fitting chords with 4 notes are: Emin7, Cmaj7 or Dmin7 - the maj and min refer to the corresponding 7. Try writing a song with only these 3 chords!
Tip 2: practice
Memorize the step sequence of the dorian scale: whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half, whole.
Now apply it to another root note. Starting on A that would mean: A B C D E F # G A. Now it´s your turn! . .
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