MELODIC MINOR SCALE MODES

Difficulty: Spectrum
Module ID: SMMM

Two modes of the Melodic Minor are super useful. The Super Locrian (The Altered Scale) is very commonly used and is super cool (also see my lesson on Altered Harmony). Modern Blues players should get involved with the Lydian Dominant too - very hip sound.

The rest are a bit meh to me really, I'm sure they're useful for people who make really complicated music but I never found them particularly useful sounds.
 

Mode Scale degrees
Jazz Minor 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7 1
Dorian b2 1 b2 b3 4 5 6 b7 1
Lydian Augmented 1 2 3 #4 #5 6 7 1
Lydian Dominant 1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7 1
Mixoldian b6 1 2 3 4 5 b6 b7 1
Locrian n2 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7 1
Super Locrian (Altered) 1 b9 #9 3 b5 #5 b7 1


Have fun kiddies but don't hurt your heads!

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