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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Melodic Minor Scale

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Jazz Advanced, Melodic Minor Scale.
Now we have been going through
all the modes in C major scale
it's time to check out another
scale called a melodic minor scale.
And we're gonna.
Work on that scale and find all the
different modes within that chord scale.
So let's do it in another key now.
We did it in C before.
Now we're gonna do it in G,
just for a change.
And the scale is G melodic minor.
And the melodic minor scale is like
a Dorian scale with a major 7.
Or you can even call it a, well that's
the best way of calling it, I think.
A Dorian scale with a major 7th.
Or just melodic minor.
So the notes will be G.
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A.
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B Flat.
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C.
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D.
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E.
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F Sharp and G.
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You can practice it.
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On one string like I'm doing.
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Going both ways.
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Doing thirds.
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Like that.
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Finding a nice sequence like that,
for instance.
Maybe trying fourths.
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And it will be G, C.
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A.
D.
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B flat.
And now it's.
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Augmented intervals.
So it's B flat and E.
So.
Then it's C.
F sharp.
D.
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A G.
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E.
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An A.
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An F Sharp.
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And B Flat.
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And back to G and C.
You can also practice
this scale in fifths.
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G, D, A, E, B flat,
F sharp, C, G, D,
A, E, B flat,
F sharp, C, and G.
D.
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Sounds nice.
It's a good way of practicing this.
And you can also practice, for
instance, the sixth.
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Like this.
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Like G, up here, B Flat,
F Sharp, A, E, G, D, and
F Sharp, C, and E, B Flat, D,
A, C, and G, and B Flat.
[MUSIC].
You can also do the seventh
intervals like.
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G, A, F Sharp.
[MUSIC].
G, E.
[MUSIC].
F Sharp.
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D, E, C, D, B flat,
C, A, B flat, and G, and A.
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So, and if we go through all the.
Triads you can find within the scale.
The first one you find is G minor.
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Second one is A minor.
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Third one is B.
Augmented.
So, it's B, D, and
F sharp, augmented triad.
Then you have the C major, the D major,
you have E minor, minor.
Flat 5 or.
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And you can call it diminished.
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Diminished triad from E.
Diminished triad or.
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Minor flat 5 from F sharp as well.
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And then G minor.
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So if you hear it like this.
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And then you can add the seventh.
So then you will have minor 7.
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Minor major 7.
[MUSIC].
Minor 7th, and 8th.
Major 7th, sharp 5, from B flat.
C7.
D7.
[MUSIC].
E minor 7 flat 5.
[MUSIC].
F sharp minor 7 flat 5.
[MUSIC].
And finally.
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back to G minor major 7.
And you can create like a nice.
Sequence out of this, like.
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We can turn around here,
'cause you get too far up the neck.
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So we can, let's start there.
We can start on the B.
For instance,
if we have the minor chord here,
we can start on the B
flat major 7 sharp 5.
Like that.
Up to C7.
D7.
But we can do it every second one
going up, every second going down.
So ascending, descending.
D7 ascending.
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E minor 7 flat 5.
Descending.
F Sharp minor 7 flat 5 ascending.
And then G major, minor major 7.
We can do it down here on the low
E string starting on the G.
3rd position.
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Going down.
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Like.
So let's improvise a little
bit on G melodic minor.
The chord is G minor major 7.
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As you hear, this note is very important.
The F Sharp.
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And the 6th to the E.
So, those two notes,
E and F sharp.
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