Melodic Minor Modes – Summary

This post is a summary of the previous posts regarding the modes of the Melodic Minor scale (see Index to other posts at the end).

I am trying to break away from the usual pattern-based approach to learning scales and am attempting to use a purely interval-based approach. This post just sums up the important information to help me along.

 

Mode Intervals Chords Tensions
Melodic Minor* R – 2 – b3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 min(Maj7)
min6
9, 11, 13
Dorian b2 R – b2b3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – b7 Dom13(b9sus4) b9, 11, 13
Lydian Augmented* R – 2 – 3 – #4#5 – 6 – 7 Maj7#5
Maj7#11
9, #11, 13
Lydian Dominant* R – 2 – 3 – #4 – 5 – 6 – b7 Dom7#11 9, #11, 13
Mixolydian b6 R – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – b6b7 Dom7b13 9, 11, b13
Aeolian b5 R – 2 – b3 – 4 – b5b6b7 min7b5
min7b5♮9
9, 11, b13
Altered Scale* R – b2b3b4b5b6b7 Dom7alt b5, #5,
b9, #9

* Commonly used modes

Index to other posts

 

 

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