Melodic minor scale



[Eng.]


The melodic minor scale is the same as the natural minor with the exception that the sixth and seventh tones are raised by a semitone (half step) when the scale is ascending. When the scale is descending, the melodic minor is the same as the natural minor, e.g.:
C, D, E-flat, F, G, A, B, C (ascending)
C, B-flat, A-flat, G, F, E-flat, D, C (descending)

SCALE STEPS (IN SEMITONES OR HALF STEPS)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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11
12
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c
 
d
eb
 
f
 
g
 
a
 
b
c'
Play Melodic Minor Scale Ascending
c
 
d
eb
 
f
 
g
ab
 
bb
 
c'
Play Melodic Minor Scale Descending

Also see minor.


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