7 great Jazz scales – MELODIC MINOR MODES

We make great jazzy sound with the MELODIC MINOR MODES. We locate and order all the 7 modes in a SIMPLE CIRCULAR SYSTEM. We use the scales to IMPROVISE JAZZ over the II-V-I chord progression.


00:00 Introduction
01:31 The ascending melodic minor scale
02:15 The circle of melodic minor modes
08:57 2-5-1 in minor
14:53 2-5-1 in Major
18:35 More scales
20:54 Summary

Scales in use:
Ascending melodic minor, Dorian b2, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant, Aeolian Dominant (Hindu), Half diminished (Locrian #2) and Altered Dominant scale.

Playing 2-5-1 using the Church Modes:

The Circle of Church Modes:

I surely hope you will enjoy this Jazz lesson. It took a while to make this video because of all the graphics. But I think the graphics and the circle makes the music theory more understandable and clear – so I hope it was worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

The best and warm regards
Oliver Prehn ๐Ÿ™‚