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Santana Style Dorian Progression

By Darren DeFranco


Hey Santana fans,

The Dorian mode is very versatile but commonly associated with Latin sounding music. The inclusion of a major IV chord gives this mode a darker minor sound but with a more uplifting, fun feel because of that IV chord. Santana uses this quite a bit in his progressions to establish his grooves. Today, we’ll show you how.

We hope you guys enjoy the lesson!


Master this riff and you’ll be ready to move on.


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