Minor Scales

Modes of the melodic minor scale

  • Melodic Minor: C D Eb F G A B C (ascending)
    C Bb Ab G F Eb D C (descending)
  • Phrygian Natural 6: A Bb C D E F# G A
  • Lydian Augmented: C D E F# G# A B
  • Lydian Dominant: D E F# G# A B C
  • Mixolydian: G A B C D E F G
  • Locrian: F# G A B C D E
  • Super Locrian: G Ab Bb/A# Cb/B Db Eb/D# F

Modern jazz often employs harmony using the modes of the ascending form of the melodic minor scale.