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Melodic minor scale

The melodic minor scale is a seven note scale. The melodic minor scale is almost the same as the natural minor with two exception that the sixth and seventh tones are raised by a semitone when the scale is ascending. When the scale is descending, the melodic minor is the same as the natural minor.

Diagram scales: 

Major Degrees: 1-2-b3-4-5-6-7-8 or I-II-bIII-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII

Stepping: whole - half - whole - whole - whole - whole - half or W-H-W-W-W-W-H

Tonal: tone / semitone / tone / tone / tone / tone / semitone or 2-1-2-2-2-2-1

Commonly used in: Jazz

Also known As: Jazz minor scale



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