The C melodic minor scale is one note away from the C major scale. If you lower the 3rd of the C major scale one fret yopu will have the C Melodic minor.
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This scale is used a lot for improvising, especially in Jazz and Jazz/Rock fusion.
You should explore it even if you don’t play these styles because you might find something you like and you can apply it for your style. This is how new music forms develop.
It is also used as a minor scale for songs too.
C Melodic Minor Construction
Melodic Minor Scales
Like the major scale tetrachords you can think of the minor scales the same way. All minor scales; the natural, harmonic and melodic all have the same first tetrachord or 4 notes a Root, major 2nd, minor 3rd and a perfect 4th
The minor scales are related to each other through the major scale relationship. C major is related to C minor(tonic relationship) and A minor(Relative relationship). A minor natural and C major have the same notes, they just start on different notes
C Melodic Minor Notation and Tab
C Melodic Chords
C Minor Melodic Chord Diagrams
Four Note Chords
These chords are movable. Just move them up or down the neck for a new chord. Keep track of the root note for the chord.
C Melodic Key signature
This is how the 1st bar in sheet music will look if you are in the key of C Minor, three flats.
This doesn’t mean the music won’t have flats or sharps in it. They’ll be marked next to the note on the staff.
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