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Melodic Minor/Harmonic Minor

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Melodic Minor
Major Modes
Triad
Extensions
ChordScale
C Melodic Minor

C Major
C

C
Eb

E
G 

G
B 

B
D 

D
F

F
A 

A
1_ b3_ 5_ 7_  9_  11_ 13

1_ 3_ 5_ 7_ 9_ 11_ 13
D Dorian b2

D Major
D

D
F

F#
A

A
C

C#
Eb

E
G

G
B

B
1_ b3_ 5_b7_ b9_  11_ 13

1_ 3_ 5_ 7_ 9_ 11_ 13
Eb Lydian Aug

Eb Major
Eb

Eb
G

G
B

Bb
D

D
F

F
A

Ab
C

C
1_  3_#5_ 7_  9_ #11_ 13

1_ 3_ 5_ 7_ 9_ 11_ 13
F Lydian Dominant

F Major
F

F
A

A
C

C
Eb

E
G

G
B

Bb
D

D
1_  3_ 5_b7_  9_ #11_ 13 

1_ 3_ 5_ 7_ 9_ 11_ 13
G Mixolydian b6

G Major
G

G
B

B
D

D
F

F#
A

A
C

C
Eb

E
1_  3_ 5_b7_  9_  11_b13 

1_ 3_ 5_ 7_ 9_ 11_ 13
A Locrian Natural 2

A Major
A

A
C

C#
Eb

E
G

G#
B

B
D

D
F

F#
1_ b3_b5_b7_  9_  11_b13 

1_ 3_ 5_ 7_ 9_ 11_ 13
B Altered(SuperLoc)

B Major
B

B
D

D#
F

F#
A

A#
C

C#
Eb

E
G

G#
1_ b3_b5_b7_ b9__b13 

1_ 3_ 5_ 7_ 9_ 11_ 13


         Harmonizing the Scale (Family of Chords)
                                  
  i = Cm    = C_Eb_G             i = Cm/maj7   = C_Eb_G_B
 ii = Dm    = D_F_A             ii = Dm7       = D_F_A_C
III = Eb aug= Eb_G_B           III = Eb maj7#5 = Eb_G_B_D
 IV = F maj = F_A_C             IV = F7        = F_A_C_Eb
  V = G maj = G_B_D              V = G7        = G_B_D_F
 vi = A dim = A_C_Eb            vi = Am7b5     = A_C_Eb_G
vii = B dim = B_D_F            vii = Bm7b5     = B_D_F_A


Let's examine the Altered or Super Locrian Mode
1_b3_b5_b7_b9b2_b11b4_b13b6

b11b4 is actually the 3 because there is only a half-step distance from 3_4 b3 = #2 and #2 an octave higher is #9 b6 = #5 We can rewrite the chordscale as follows: 1_3_b5 or #5_b7_b9 or #9

The 1_3_b7 = Dominant 7 chord base
To this chord base we can add #5, #9, b5, b9 These combinations give us Altered 7th chords: 7#5, 7b5, 7#9, 7b9 7#5#9, 7#5b9 etc......