C Melodic Minor

The C Melodic Minor Scale
The C Melodic Minor Scale

C Melodic Minor - All Notes


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The Modes of the C Melodic Minor Scale


Mode #1: C Jazz Melodic Minor


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Intervallic structure: 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7

Mode #2: D Dorian b2


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Intervallic structure: 1 - b2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - b7

Mode #3: Eb Lydian Augmented


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Intervallic structure: 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - #5 - 6 -7

Mode #4: F Lydian Dominant


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Intervallic structure: 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - 5 - 6 - b7

Mode #5: G Mixolydian b6


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Intervallic structure: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - b6 - b7

Mode #6: A Locrian ♮2 (Natural Second)


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Intervallic structure: 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - b5 - b6 - b7

Mode #7: B Altered Scale - Super Locrian


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Intervallic structure: 1 - b2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - b7

This mode exists with various labels:

  • Altered Scale
  • Altered Dominant Scale
  • Super Locrian Scale
  • Palamidian Scale

For the purpose of improvisation, it is most useful to use simply one label (your favorite one) or to think of it as "melodic minor one step up".