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.

G mixolydian b13 scale G A B C D Eb F
Formula 1 2 3 4 5 b6 (b13) b7
Intervals W W W W H W W

 

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. No, this is not an error, the Dominant bebop scale has an extra note, a major seventh (7) between the minor seventh (b7) and the root note (1).

Mixolydian b13 scale 1 2 3 4 5 b6 (b13) b7 X
Mixolydian 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 X
Dominant bebop scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 7

 

Mixolydian b6 guitar diagrams

Mixolydian b13 scale guitar diagram 1

Mixolydian b13 scale guitar diagram 2

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