The mixolydian b13 scale | Guitar lesson with diagrams
The Mixolydian b13 scale, Mixolydian b6, Aeolian dominant, Hindu scale
What's the mixolydian b13 mode ?
The mixolydian b13 aka mixolydian b6 scale is the fifth mode of the melodic minor scale. As its name tells it is precisely the mixolydian mode with a minor sixth (b6). However, it is sometimes called Aeolian dominant because it is built with the same notes as the Aeolian scale (sixth mode of the major scale) but with a major third (3) instead of a minor third (b3). It is also known as Hindu scale and belongs to the group of Indian scales. The formula is 1 -2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - b6 - b7. The mixolydian b13 scale is generally played over a dominant chord (7b13) resolving to a tonic minor chord, G7b13 to Cm7 for example.
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Mixolydian modes comparison
Here is a quick comparison of the three main dominant modes found in jazz music, namely Mixolydian b13, Mixolydian and Dominant bebop. The Dominant bebop scale has an extra note, a major seventh (7) between the minor seventh (b7) and the root note (1).
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|Dominant bebop scale||1||2||3||4||5||6||b7||7|
Mixolydian b6 guitar diagrams
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Last edited: 22/02/2018