Modes of the melodic minor scale

Scales & modesThe modes of a scale are constructed by moving the tonic on the different degrees of this scale. Here are the seven modes of the melodic minor scale :

  • Melodic minor (minor) aka jazz minor scale. Formula is 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
  • Dorian b9 (minor). Formula is 1 - b2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - b7
  • Lydian augmented (augmented). Formula is 1 2 3 #4 #5 6 7
  • Lydian dominant (dominant). Formula is 1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7
  • Mixolydian b13 (dominant). Formula 1 2 3 4 5 b6 b7
  • Locrian #2 (half-diminished). Formula 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7
  • Super locrian (altered dominant scale). Formula 1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7

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