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.
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