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Melodic Minor Scales - Example Improvisation 2

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Melodic Minor Scales - Example Improvisation 1 Melodic Minor Scales - Example Improvisation 3

This improvisation combines chords from a few different scales but is primarily in the key of Cm (the relative minor of Eb major). It features a descending bass line progression with some really nice harmony going on.

We start with a Cm chord which I am treating as chord I of C melodic Minor.

We then go to a B∆7#5 chord, which is chord III of Ab melodic minor.

The next two bars are back to our home key of Eb major

Bar 5 contains an Abm chord which we're treating as chord I of Ab melodic minor. Again, this is the melodic minor key built from the 4th degree of our home key, Eb major.

Bar 6 is back to Eb Major again.

Bar 7 contains an unusual addition to the key of an F#m6 chord which is functioning as chord I of F# melodic minor.

We finish back in the home key for the final two bars and the progression proceeds round and round.

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