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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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Melodic minor guitar position diagram 1
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The melodic minor scale | Free guitar lesson, diagrams and theory

This jazz guitar lesson is about the melodic minor scale. How to play it on guitar. Diagrams, patterns, positions and theory.

Altered scale guitar position diagram 2
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The altered scale (super locrian mode) | Free guitar lesson with patterns

This jazz guitar lesson is about the altered scale also called superlocrian mode. How to play it on the guitar. Diagrams, positions, patterns and theory.

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