MELODIC MINOR Scale Guitar Patterns - All five positions

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Melodic minor scale guitar patterns can be elusive compared to other scale types. This lesson covers melodic minor scale theory, all 5 melodic minor scale guitar patterns, & how to apply them.

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Weekly Lesson #82


Melodic Minor Scale Guitar Lesson Content Outline with Timestamp Links:

0:00 - Guitar playing intro
0:04 - About the lesson and channel
1:04 - Theory of the Melodic Minor Scale
3:03 - Examples that use melodic minor scale
6:29 - The 5 Melodic Minor Scale Guitar Patterns
7:42 - First Position of Melodic Minor
7:55 - Second Position of Melodic Minor
8:09 - Third Position of Melodic Minor
8:20 - Fourth Position of Melodic Minor
8:31 - Fifth Position of Melodic Minor
8:50 - Melodic Patterns
9:27 - Top 3 Pentatonic Scale Patterns PDF
9:42 - Conclusion, outro, Free PDF


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Melodic Minor Scale Guitar Lesson Description:

What do you hear in your head when you slowly read the next line?

"All my troubles seemed so far away."

Yep, it's that emotionally-packed melodic minor scale line from Yesterday by The Beatles. 

The powerful effect that comes from this melodic moment stems from the melodic minor scale.

As a continuation of my guitar scale series, this week's scale lesson covers:

  • The theory structure of melodic minor
  • How Bach and Paul McCartney used the melodic minor scale
  • The five melodic minor scale guitar patterns and how to practice them

Have the melodic minor scale guitar shapes mystified you in the past? (They did to me for years!) 

If so then this video should help to clarify why this unique and rather odd scale exists and how to use it. 


The Five Melodic Minor Scale Guitar Positions


➡ FREE PDF: Top 3 Pentatonic Scale Patterns for more melodic soloing


I hope you enjoyed this lesson on how to practice the five melodic minor scale guitar patterns and found it beneficial. Let me know what you thought in the comments. Thanks! :) 

- Jared

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