Scales of the World
The Lydian Mode is a Major Mode. It differs from the Major scale in that the fourth is sharped.
C Lydian has the same notes as the major scale in the key of G.
This scale produces a light, airy, jazzy feel with an element of strangeness, which is always good.
It might make you think of salamanders basking in the sun and running along sandy rocks.
This scale is a fantastic substitute for the major scale for improvisation and composition. Look for clever ways to emphasize the strangeness of the sharp fourth.
This scale is used quite a lot in jazz and altenative and experimental music. Lydian was used extensively by Frank Zappa and many who where influenced by him.