Melodic minor modes – Mixolydian b6

Continuing my look at Melodic Minor modes this post covers mode 5, Mixolydian b6. This mode is rarely used so this post will be short. It’s included for completeness rather than anything else.

Scale formula

The formula for the Mixolydian b6 scale is:

R - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - b6 - b7

Position 1 Mixolydian b6 scale.


  • Dominant 7b13

Possible extensions/tensions: 9, 11, b13

Mixolydian b13 chords


Rarely – if ever – used.




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