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This is purely an introduction to the melodic minor scale.
This example is in C minor. The only difference between the melodic minor scale and the Major Scale is the b3, AKA the minor 3rd.
C D Eb F G A B
Just that one change has a huge effect.
Section E shows common chords, and notice it has two dominant 7 chords (F7 and G7). Try jamming this scale over a G7 chord, and even more cool, over an F7 chord.
For those that are interested, that would be the mode called Mixolydian b5.
Using the 3 notes per string concept to create a scale shape, within which you pick out the arpeggio for each starting interval.
This shape is starting from the first note in the scale and is therefore position 1.
These multi-octave arpeggios are great for testing your dexterity, understanding of the fretboard. The aim is to play the shape anywhere on the fretboard.
3 notes per string shapes allow you to find chords, melodic runs, arpeggios and other patterns, plus really fast solos!.
See how chords are made, using the simple formula 1-3-5.
It is simple, honest.
Blank sheet with Stave format.
Sketch out your ideas before you forget.
Django was a great player, his ideas, rhythms and technique were and still are exemplary.
Backing track: Minor Swing (160 bpm) (Old Style) - Gypsy jazz Backing track / Jazz manouche
An old Django version: Django Reinhardt - Minor Swing