This Lesson will give you an overview of how to use Melodic Minor in the context of a Minor Blues. The lesson uses some exercises on the Minor Blues form and a 3 chorus solo to demonstrate how to apply the Melodic Minor sound on the 12 bar blues form.
I made this lesson to give you a way melodic minor as a tonic minor sound and also so that you have a practical chord progression to use it on. The 12 bar minor blues is a very common progression and is easy as a vehicle to explore sounds.
Melodic Minor in Jazz
Melodic Minor is one of the cornerstones of Jazz Harmony. The sound of the tonic melodic minor is present in so many compositions in Jazz from the 30’s and on. For many students it can be difficult to get used to the sound of the m6 and mMaj7 chords.
The lesson will also serve as a good workout in internalizing and applying melodic minor in a tonic chord situation. It also contains examples of lydian and altered dominant use for the melodic minor scale.
- Minor Blues
- Melodic Minor scales for the Minor Blues
- Arpeggios Related to the Chords
- How To use Melodic Minor for the Blues
- Exercises for arpeggios and scales
- 4 Video performances
- 3 Exercises with Arpeggios and Scales
- 3 Chorus Solo example + Analysis
- Transcription PDF/GuitarPro
- Performance mp3s
- Backing track mp3