Modes of the melodic minor scale
The 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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This jazz guitar lesson is about the melodic minor scale. How to play it on guitar. Diagrams, patterns, fingerings and theory.
Guitar lesson with diagrams about the dorian b2 mode aka dorian b9 scale, the second mode of the melodic minor scale.
A lesson with diagrams and charts about the Lydian #5 mode aka Lydian augmented scale, third mode of the melodic minor scale.
A lesson with guitar diagrams to play the Lydian dominant scale, fourth mode of the melodic minor scale aka lydian b7 mode, overtone scale, acoustic scale .
Guitar lesson with charts and diagrams to play the mixolydian b13 mode aka mixolydian b6, Aeolian dominant mode and hindu scale.
The Locrian #2 mode is the sixth mode of the melodic minor scale and nice choice to play over m7b5 chords.
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.