Modes in the Melodic Minor Scales

The following modes from the melodic minor scale are used in jazz. Most of their names are derived from the major scale modes. or example, the II mode is called dorian b2 because it looks like a dorian mode with an altered second degree. In this context b means half step lower and # or natural means half step higher.

Melodic Minor

Dorian b2

Lydian Augmented

Lydian Dominant

Mixolydian b13

Locrian #2

ALtered Scale

See S > Scales for related entries

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