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) aka Dorian b2 or Phrygian #6. Formula is 1 - b2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - b7  Guitar scale dictionary pdf
  • Lydian augmented (Lydian #5). Formula is 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - #5 - 6 - 7
  • Lydian dominant aka overtone scale or acoustic scale. Formula is 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - 5 - 6 - b7
  • Mixolydian b13 aka Mixolydian b6, Aeolian dominant or Hindu scale. Formula is 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - b6 - b7
  • Locrian #2 aka Aeolian b5 or Semi Locrian. Formula is 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - b5 - b6 - b7
  • Super locrian aka altered dominant or Locrian b4. Formula is 1 - b2 - b3 - b4 - b5 - b6 - b7