Introduction to the Melodic Minor Scale
Music Theory: Level 2 • 3m 0s
The Melodic Minor Scale is your first step into the world of becoming a more advanced guitarist from a music theory perspective, because it challenges your ear to absorb sound in a way that is probably not familiar to you. With just one note differentiating the Melodic Minor Scale from the Major Scale, you'll expand your pallet of musical exploration exponentially.
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