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Melodic Minor Modes: G Melodic Minor

Here’s a lesson on the Melodic Minor for you. First, check out the track below (you can download it too). Then have a look over the TAB/notation below [download it here]

The solo uses the G Melodic Minor scale: G A Bb C D E F# G. Re-arranging that lot in this order – G Bb D F# A C E [1 b3 5 7 9 11 13] – gives you the basic harmony for the scale: Gm(maj7) with possible extensions: 9, 11 and 13.

Ok, that’s what it is. If that sounds like rocket science, then I’m happy to tell you that I’ve made a video course that explains it all simply, shows you exactly what to do to make those sounds, and how to apply them to the tunes that you play.

And the sounds from the melodic minor are bloody fantastic.

Check out the course: Unlocking The Melodic Minor Modes over at Electric Campfire.

It’s a video course where we look at each mode individually. You’ll learn how to play the modes, where to use them, some beautiful voicings that give you the flavour of each mode, the theory, examples of the harmony from tunes, and more. Also, in the videos I show you step-by-step how to play these examples.