A great deal of modern jazz harmony arises from the modes of the ascending form of the melodic minor scale, also known as the jazz melodic minor scale.
This scale is essentially a diatonic major scale with a flatted third, for example C D E?
F G A B C. As with any other scale, the modes are derived from playing
the scale from different root notes, causing a series of jazz scales to
Each of these 7 modes that are derived from the C melodic minor scale has its unique flavor due to the whole steps and half steps sequence.
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