MELODIC  MINOR  SCALES  -  LEFT  HANDED
The Melodic Minor scale is another alternative minor scale and is very common in classical music and jazz.
C Melodic Minor (Up):
C
D
Eb
F
G
A
B
C
Scale Formula:
1
2
b3
4
5
#6
#7
1
C Melodic Minor (Down):
C
Bb
Ab
G
F
Eb
D
C
Scale Formula:
1
b7
b6
5
4
b3
2
1
For other types of scale formulas refer to the SCALE FORMULAS page.
There are 3 types of scale fingering patterns shown below. The Caged system is the easiest pattern to learn and provides for a 2 octave range in 1 hand position. All of the numbers in RED are the suggested fingerings. Once you memorize this fingering pattern you can reuse it by moving up or down the fretboard. Whatever note you start on is the 1st note of the scale.
Caged System - Root on 6th string.

Ascending (Up):


Descending (Down):



Caged System - Root on 5th string.

Ascending (Up):


Descending (Down):



Horizontal System - Uses more of the fretboard to give you a 3 octave range.

Ascending (Up):


Descending (Down):







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