D melodic minor jazz guitar lick | Minor and augmented triads


This jazz guitar lick starts with a descending D minor triad (A-F-D). This minor arpeggio contains the first (D), the minor third (F) and the perfect fifth (A) of the D dorian mode.

We can also see that there two consecutive augmented triads in the first measure.

  • C# augmented triad (A-F-C#) (descending)
  • A augmented triad (F-C#-A) (descending)

Note the presence of the C# from the D melodic minor scale in the first and the second bar (an octave down). 

The melodic minor scale should be played over a minMaj7 chord, but it can also be used over minor chords like m6, m7, m9, m11, m6/9. In this case, be carefull of the major seventh that brings tension when it is played over a minor seventh chord.

The melodic minor scale, compared to the dorian mode, has a major seventh (C#) instead of the minor seventh. 

D dorian mode D E F G A B C
Formula 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7


D melodic minor scale D E F G A B C#
Formula 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7


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