13. Scales Steps - A Melodic Minor

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A very useful and used scale in jazz is the harmonic scale. The only difference between the harmonic minor scale and the melodic minor is at the sixth degree, which is raised by a half-tone.

The pattern is:

Melodic Minor


For A Melodic Minor (A, B, C, D, E, F#, G#):

A Melodic Minor


And the tabs:

A Melodic Minor Tabs



Transpose to all the scales using the table:

Root A A# Bb B C C# Db D D# Eb E F F# Gb G G# Ab
n = fret 5 17 6 18 7 19 8 20 9 10 11 0 12 1 13 2 14 3 15 4 16