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Lesson 2: The Melodic Minor Scale and its Application

The melodic minor scale and its related components are going to be the basis for many of the concepts that will be covered in Level 2. Like the major scale, melodic minor is a seven tone scale that can be harmonized and used for both composition and improvisation.

The melodic minor scale and its related modes are most commonly used in jazz. Ideas that originate from melodic minor possess a certain degree of 'hipness' not necessarily offered by the exclusive use of ideas derived from the major scale and its harmonization.

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