Super Locrian mode in melodic minor scales

  • Hi Emil,
    In melodic minor scales, you said that to play a super locrian scale of A for instance, the best way is to think to play the minor melodic scale up half step, so Bb minor melodic (and it sound great, thank you!) because theses two scales contains the same notes.
    But, exept error of my part, the 7th degree of A melodic minor contains: G#, A, B, C, D, E, F#, and the 1st degree of Bb melodic minor contains : Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G, A.
    So something completely escapes me.
    My apologies for my bad English
    Merci beaucoup!

  • @Serge
    Hi there! No problem, thank you for your question!
    You're thinking of two melodic minor scales there, the A melodic minor and the Bb melodic minor. What I suggested was just like you stated in the beginning of your message; If you'd like to play the super locrian scale (which sound great over altered dominant chords), the best way is to think of it this way; Play the melodic minor scale up a half step from the chord you're playing over. So, of you're playing over an A altered chord (like A7(#9#5) for instance), go up a half step and play melodic minor. That would be Bb melodic minor, which contains the notes Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G, A just like you wrote. The A melodic minor scale would be used over a G#7 (altered) chord, because you'd then play a melodic minor scale up a half step from G#. Let me know if you understand what I mean, and if you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask! Kind regards/Emil

  • @emilernebro
    Yes thank you Emil, now I understand.
    Saying very simply, for instance : G superlocrian is the 7th degree of Ab melodic minor and I like it on chords 7.
    I've take time to answer because I only can play my guitar on weeks end and holidays (travelling all week for my job).
    I have several teacher in the WWW (World Wide Web) and you are a great one. I'll look for new lessons. Thank you!

  • @Serge That's right!
    Thank you so much, I'm glad you like the lessons!

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