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Melodic Minor Scales Pattern 1
The Melodic Minor Scale is a very interesting and diverse scale. You can view this scale as a major scale with a lowered third, or a minor scale with a raised sixth and seventh degree.
For example (C D E F G A B C) are the notes in a C Major Scale. (C D Eb F G A B C) C Melodic Minor is the same scale with E lowered to Eb.
The other way to look at it is the notes in a C minor scale (C D Eb F G Ab Bb C) raise the sixth and seventh to A and B natural. You end up with the same scale! (C D Eb F G A B C)
This pattern starts on the root note of the scale and has some wide stretches in it. Begin the scale with the first finger on the first fret. Second finger on the third fret, third finger on the fourth fret. The fifth string is the first, third, and fifth frets with a one, two, four fingering pattern. The fourth string is the same fingers but your playing the second, third, and fifth frets. The third string is the same as the fifth string. The second string is played with the second and fourth fingers, on the third and fifth frets. The first string is the same pattern as the sixth string.
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