hey guys, is it true that you are supposed to play the melodic minor scale differntly descending, or does it work either way?Please explain. Thanks!
Yes the melodic minor is a harmonic minor scale with a raised 6th on the way up and natural minor on the way down.

Ascending: Root-M2-m3-P4-P5-M6-M7-Root
Descending: Root-m7-m6-P5-P4-m3-M2-Root

so for the sake of simplicity, if it is played only on one string, it would go as follows:

0-2-3-5-7-9-11-12 (Ascending)
12-10-8-7-5-3-2-0 (Descending)
Last edited by metallifan1 at Mar 15, 2008,
Well it depends on which type you want to do a Classical version changes going up and down and then the Jazz one stays the Melodic Minor descending and ascending
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