Overview of the Melodic Minor Scale & Its 1st Mode – Lesson 103

About Overview of the Melodic Minor Scale & Its 1st Mode – Lesson 103

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Overview of the Melodic Minor Scale & Its 1st Mode – Lesson 103

In this lesson we go over the Melodic Minor Scale – its construction and its modes.

The backing track is ii-V-i in C minor (Dm7b5 – G7b13 – Cm)
The C melodic minor scale is used over the I chord.

Syn’s Tips

This is another scale that I'm starting to use more and more in my playing, even in Avenged Sevenfold. I really love the Arpeggios that the Melodic Minor scale has to offer which we will get into later.

I would implore you to think of this, not just as a Jazz scale, but a multifunctional scale that can be used for any style of music. Some may require a more sparse employment of the scale, but it is a must know if you want to Develop a Well Rounded Musical Vocabulary.

Spend time applying your exercises to this as well as learning the many brilliant Arpeggios this one has to offer and then go share with the class in the "Lesson Comments" section below!

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Art Kalenda
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Art Kalenda Definitely a challenge to use in metal but that is such a great way to stand out from other players.Really great lesson and for a long time i have been trying to use it in a particular key but as you said,use it over chords and don't think "i am in the key of C Melodic Minor."Thank you.
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