Modes of The Melodic Minor Scale
What Are the Seven 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 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 . Formula is 1 2 3 #4 #5 6 7
- Lydian dominant. Formula is 1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7
- Mixolydian b13. Formula 1 2 3 4 5 b6 b7
- Locrian #2. Formula 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7
- Super locrian (altered dominant scale). Formula 1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7
This guitar lesson provides guitar neck diagrams, scale charts and theoretical explanations for a better understanding of the melodic minor scale aka Ionian b3.
This guitar lesson with neck diagrams, scale charts and music theory diagrams is about the Dorian b2 mode also known as dorian b9 scale. This scale is the second mode of the melodic minor scale also referred to as Phrygian #6 mode.
This guitar lesson contains guitar neck diagrams and scale charts for a better understanding of the Lydian #5 mode aka Lydian augmented scale, third mode of the melodic minor scale.
Jazz lesson with guitar neck diagrams and scale charts to understand and play the Lydian dominant mode, fourth mode of the melodic minor scale.
The Mixolydian b13 scale, Mixolydian b6, Aeolian dominant, Hindu scale | Guitar Lesson with DiagramsGuitar lesson with scale charts and guitar neck diagrams for a better understanding of the Mixolydian flat thirteenth scale, the fifth mode of the melodic minor scale also referred to as Mixolydian b6, Aeolian dominant mode or Hindu scale.
This web page provides a guitar lesson with shapes and scale charts about the Locrian #2 mode aka Locrian #9, Aeolian b5 or semi Locrian.
The Altered scale, also called super Locrian mode or Locrian b4 is very useful when you want to add tension to your jazz improvisations over dominant chords. This jazz guitar lesson with neck diagrams, jazz guitar lines and scale charts explains how to build the altered scale and how to play it on your guitar.