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Fiddle Lessons: Scales You'll Use: Minor Major Scale

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[MUSIC]
All right,
welcome to the last of our little scale
dictionary here.
Our online scale, all access dictionary.
I am adding a scale.
We had five qualities, which we've talked
about.
We have a sixth special minor scale.
It's called a minor, major scale, or the
major minor scale, or
the jazz melodic minor, or, the melodic
minor scale.
And that is a special kinda minor scale
with
the bottom half of the scale is a minor.
[MUSIC]
And the top half of the scale, and
we're talking about tetrachords now.
Remember the tetrachords, four notes,
bottom four notes in the scale,
the low, lower tetrachord, is a minor
[MUSIC]
And then the top tetrachord is a major.
[MUSIC]
So we get this.
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Or this, if we're talking about.
[MUSIC]
Right?
So, this is incredibly rich sounding
lovely scale,
which is gonna come in very useful for
other things,
as we progress further in this jazz stuff.
So, I want you to get playing with scale.
It's very rich.
It's like sort of the sound of like the
film Noir.
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There is little bit of whole town action
there.
[MUSIC]
It's sort of like
combining the one feeling, in the one
minor, and the five, at the same time.
[MUSIC]
Right?
[MUSIC]
So, that kinda thing.
And I want you to just wor, you know, get
comfortable.
[MUSIC]
With that, and you could do your se, the,
the little sequences, you go.
[MUSIC]
Right?
So, what is that going?
It's.
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That is is, is you know.
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That's a raised six.
It's a natural six.
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And then, of course, major seven.
[MUSIC]
We have another scale called
the harmonic minor.
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But
this is the melodic minor, and, we're
using the jazz melodic minor,
which means it's exactly the same, going
up, as coming down.
There's kind of a quirk, in Western
European music.
[MUSIC]
Where you,
when you're going down, you change your
melodic minor scale.
You're going up.
[MUSIC]
Going down,
you change it to a natural minor.
I don't know why the, they do that, but
they do.
It's just one of those crazy little
cultural things.
But, for jazz, and any kind of functional
improvising,
we're gonna keep the scale, the same way,
going up, and down.
So, that's why we call it the jazz melodic
minor.
[MUSIC]
Where, the scale's always the same way,
going up, going down, doing, whatever
you're doing.
[MUSIC]
Right?
All those kind of diatonic exercises.
They're gonna be tricky, at first because
you've really got a lot of displacement.
[MUSIC]
Those
kinda things where you're kinda going back
and forth with your fingers, but
it's a great scale, get the sound in your
head.
Just a beautiful, very rich scale.
And if you ever get a job doing a like a
detective,
a 1940s detective movie soundtrack, you'll
be using a lot of this scale.
[MUSIC]
And you just see the, the pull of
the street light, you know, on the, on the
sidewalk, in the middle of the night.
Okay.
So, jazz melodic scale.
Very important scale.
Get comfortable with that.
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