7 Modes of Melodic Minor in 7 Keys

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    Welcome to my lesson No. 47

    Im my lesson 35 I presented the 7 Modes of the C Major scale
    >>> https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/7-Modes-in-7-Keys <<<

    Now let's do something more advanced here!
    It's time for some interesting concept to learn the 7 Modes of the Melodic Minor scale.
    To name the new scales we take the usual names of the modes and just add flats (b) or/and sharps (#)

    The 7 Modes of the C Melodic Minor scale are:

    I. C Melodic Minor
    Intervals:
    1, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Chord:
    Cm(Maj7)

    II. D Dorian b2
    Intervals:
    1, b2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7
    Chord:
    Dm7

    III. Eb Lydian #5
    Intervals:
    1, 2, 3, #4, #5, 6, 7
    Chord:
    EbMaj7#5

    IV. F Mixolydian #4 (or F Lydian b7)
    Intervals:
    1, 2, 3, #4, 5, 6, b7
    Chord:
    F79

    V. G Mixolydian b6
    Intervals:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, b6, b7
    Chord:
    G79

    VI: A Aeolian b5
    Intervals:
    1, 2, b3, 4, b5, b6, b7
    Chord:
    Am7b5

    VII. B Altered (or B Super Locrian)
    Intervals:
    1, b2, b3, 3, b5, b6, b7
    Chord:
    B7#9

    Instead to do this in just one key, I always kept the bass on a C note PLUS the corresponding chords of each mode. So in another words you'll get 7 different keys and learn to compare each mode individually.
    To give you a better demonstration how different each mode sounds, I made 1 lick for every mode. (7 licks in total)


    I. C Melodic Minor (C Melodic Minor) 0:05-0:13
    | Cm(Maj7) | % | % | % |
    Intervals:
    1, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    II. C Dorian b2 (Bb Melodic Minor) 0:14-0:23
    | Cm7| % | % | % |
    Intervals:
    1, b2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7


    III. C Lydian #5 (A Melodic Minor) 0:24-0:32
    | CMaj7#5 | % | % | % |
    Intervals:
    1, 2, 3, #4, #5, 6, 7

    IV. C Mixolydian #4 or C Lydian b7 (G Melodic Minor) 0:33-0:42
    | C79| % | % | % |
    Intervals:
    1, 2, 3, #4, 5, 6, b7

    V. C Mixolydian b6 (F Melodic Minor) 0:43-0:51
    | C79| % | % | % |
    Intervals:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, b6, b7

    VI. C Aeolian b5 (Eb Melodic Minor) 0:53-1:01
    | Cm7b5| % | % | % |
    Intervals:
    1, 2, b3, 4, b5, b6, b7

    VII. C Altered or C Super Locrian (C# Melodic Minor) 1:03-1:11
    | C7#9| % | Fm79 | % |
    Intervals:
    1, b2, b3, 3, b5, b6, b7

    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 9, several plugins
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30

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    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E
    Tempo: 100 BPM
















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