Playing Melodic Minor Scales
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A melodic minor scale consists of seven notes (1 2 m3 4 5 6 M7) which are separated from each other by the following intervals: 1-1/2-1-1-1-1-1/2 (Ex. in C: C-D-Eb-F-G-A-B). It can be transposed into all other keys with the root as point of reference. Melodic minor scales are an essential tool for soloing and improvising on chord changes in minor keys. Because of its contemporary sound, this scale is very popular in modern jazz and fusion. This course gives you the opportunity first to take a look at the melodic minor scales on video; then to study them with three practical exercises by changing keys and combining in various ways certain note groups, all the while referring to the corresponding recordings; and lastly to play them along to backing tracks by means of seven licks.