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Melodic Minor Scale

#BASSNATION this week I’ll be covering the melodic minor scale and the associated triad, arpeggio and scale. This scale is a great way to spice up your bass lines and create groovin’ new feels in your lines and licks!

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    • Daric Bennett

      I know what you mean. The melodic minor scale isn’t your everyday scale. It’s more so used as a concept to going along with different chords that have “upper extensions” in them. I will definitely lay this all out inside of a separate lesson. There’s so much to learn just from this one scale. its a very “jazzy” scale but I’ll show you the proper way to use and understand it. Good question!

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    With a melodic minor scale it ascends with the raised 6th and 7th degree but it descends with the natural minor scale. I love all the videos and tips you give out. Definitely has helped me to grow on this instrument but from my piano lessons I do remember that one thing about the melodic minor scale

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    • DaricBennett

      Hey Lamont I’m aware of the descending scale you’re referring to. Which was more commonly used in classical music in a certain era of music. The most common way to play this scale is the way I showed (technically called the “jazz melodic minor”) so to keep you guys from being confused I explained this ay first. We’ll talk about the other ways this scale is used in a later date. Thanks for pointing that out 😎

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