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Melodic minor workout

(3-note per string positions-modes)


Stefanos Vloundartsik
Fm Locrian nat.2
 3 4 6
2 4 6
 44 1 3 5
1 3 4
1 2 4
 1 3 4

Gm ( Galt. ) Altered - (Locrian b4)


 4 6 7
4 6 8
 3 4 6
3 5 6
2 4 6
 3 4 6

A♭m (maj) Melodic minor (Dorian nat.7)


 6 7 9
6 8 9
 4 6 8
5 6 8
4 6 8
 4 6 7

B♭ ( B♭m ) Phrygian nat.6 - (Dorian b5)


 7 9 11
8 9 11
 6 8 10
6 8 9
6 8 10
 6 7 9

C♭maj ( Bmaj ) Lydian #5


 9 11 13
9 11 12
 8 10 12
8 9 11
8 10 11
 7 9 11

D♭ ( D♭ ) Lydian b7 - (Mixolydian #4)


 11 13 15
11 12 14
 10 12 13
9 11 13
10 11 13
 9 11 13

E♭ ( E♭ ) Mixolydian b6


 13 15 16
12 14 16
 12 13 15
11 13 15
11 13 14
 11 13 15

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3-note per string positions variation
("Double note" positions)

Fm Locrian nat.2 (Octave higher to avoid open strings)


 (same note)
1 3 4 13 15 16
0 2 4 12 14 16
 1 3 4 13 15 16
1 3 5 13 15 17
1 2 4 13 14 16
 1 3 4 13 15 16

Gm ( Galt. ) Altered - (Locrian b4)


 3 4 6
2 4 6
 3 4 6
3 5 6
2 4 6
 3 4 6

A♭m (maj) Melodic minor


 4 6 7
4 6 8
 4 6 8
5 6 8
4 6 8
 4 6 7

B♭ ( B♭m ) Phrygian nat.6 - (Dorian b5)


 6 7 9
6 8 9
 6 8 10
6 8 9
6 8 10
 6 7 9

C♭maj ( Bmaj ) Lydian #5


 7 9 11
8 9 11
 8 10 12
8 9 11
8 10 11
 7 9 11

D♭ ( D♭ ) Lydian b7 - (Mixolydian #4)


 9 11 13
9 11 12
 10 12 13
9 11 13
10 11 13
 9 11 13

E♭ ( E♭ ) Mixolydian b6


 11 13 15
11 12 14
 12 13 15
11 13 15
11 13 14
 11 13 15

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Alternate fingerings
(Learn scales descending also)

Fm Locrian nat.2


 4 3 1
4 2
 4 3 1
5 3 1
4 2 1
 4 3 1

Gm ( Galt. ) Altered - (Locrian b4)


 6 4 3
6 4
 6 4 3
6 5 3
6 4 2
 6 4 3

A♭m (maj) Melodic minor


 7 6 4
8 6 4
 6 4
8 6 5
8 6 4
 7 6 4

B♭ ( B♭m ) Phrygian nat.6 - (Dorian b5)


 9 7 6
9 8 6
 8 6
9 8 6
10 8 6
 9 7 6

C♭maj ( Bmaj ) Lydian #5


 11 9 7
11 9 8
 10 8
11 9 8
11 10 8
 11 9 7

D♭ ( D♭ ) Lydian b7 - (Mixolydian #4)


 13 11 9
12 11
 13 12 10
13 11 9
13 11 10
 13 11 9

E♭ ( E♭ ) Mixolydian b6


 15 13 11
14 12 11
 13 12
15 13 11
14 13 11
 15 13 11

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More alternate fingering

Gm ( Galt. ) Altered - (Locrian b4)


 3 4 6
4 6
 3 4 6
3 5 6
4 6
 3 4 6 7

A♭m (maj) Melodic minor


 3 4 6 7
4 6
 3 4 6
3 5 6
4 6
 4 6 7

B♭ ( B♭m ) Phrygian nat.6 - (Dorian b5)


 6 7 9
6 8 9
 6 8
5 6 8 9
6 8
 6 7 9

C♭maj ( Bmaj ) Lydian #5


 6 7 9 11
6 8 9
 6 8
5 6 8 9
6 8
 7 9

D♭ ( D♭ ) Lydian b7 - (Mixolydian #4)


 9 11 13
8 9 11 12
 8 10
8 9 11
8 10 11
 9 11

E♭ ( E♭ ) Mixolydian b6


 11 13 15
11 12 14
 10 12 13
11 13
10 11 13 14
 11 13

Fm Locrian nat.2


 12 13 15 16
14 16
 12 13 15 16
13 15
13 14 16
 13 15 16

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Melodic minor scale positions
(CAGED system)

1-C A♭m (maj)


 9 11 13
8 9 11 12
 8 10
8 9 11
11

2-A
 11 13 15
12 13 14
 10 12 13
11 13
11 13 14

3-G
 13 15 16
14 16
 12 13 15 16
13 15
13 14 16
 16

4-E
 3 4 6 7
4 6
 3 4 6
3 5 6
4 6
 4 6 7

5-D
 6 7 9
6 8 9
 6 8
6 8 9

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Arpeggios
(2-1 system)

Root on 6th string

Gm A♭m (maj) B♭m Bmaj



2 6 4 8 6 8 8 11
 3 4 6 8
3 5 5 6 5 8 8 9
4 6 8 10
 3 6 4 7 6 9 7 11

D♭ E♭ Fm



8 12 12 14 12 16
 10 12 13
9 11 11 13 13 15
10 14 14
 9 13 11 15 13 16

Root on 5th string

Bmaj D♭ E♭ Fm


 3 6 3 7 7 9 7 11
4 6 8 9
 3 4 4 6 6 8 8 10
5 5 9 9
2 6 4 8 6 10 8 11

Gm A♭m (maj) B♭m


 9 13 11 15 13 15
11 12 14
 10 12 12 13 12 15
11 13 15
10 13 11 14 13 16

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Dominant 7 arpeggios

Root on 6th string

G Octave Alternate position Root on 5th string Alternate


 9 13 7 9
2 6 14 18 12 14 12 8
 4 16 12 10 12 6 10
3 5 15 17 11 15 11 9
4 16 14 10 14 8 10
 3 7 15 19 13 15

Root on 6th string

G Octave Alternate position Root on 5th string Alternate


 11 13 7 11
4 6 16 18 12 16 12 8
 4 16 12 10 12 8 10
3 5 15 17 13 15 13 9
6 18 14 10 14 8 10
 3 7 15 19 13 15

Root on 6th string

D♭ Alternate position Root on 5th string Alternate


 3 7 13 15
8 12 6 8 6 14
 10 6 4 6 12 16
9 11 5 9 5 15
10 8 4 8 14 16
 9 13 7 9

Root on 6th string

E♭ Alternate position Root on 5th string Alternate


 7 9 3 7
12 14 8 12 8 4
 12 8 6 8 4 6
11 13 9 11 9 5
14 10 6 10 4 6
 11 15 9 11

- Those pages are NOT excersices, they are positions!


Learn them on the guitar and then apply patterns.
Use also 2-string and 3 string sets.
Play them with intervals and eventually in random orders.

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