Watch the Melodic Minor online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Lead Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Lesson Source: Chris Buono's Modes That Matter

The first thing you may notice in this kick-off melodic minor jam is you're not playing over a minor chord. Instead you have lone a sus4 chord. Sus chords, when subbing for minor chords allow you to play whatever minor scale sound you want making this a perfect vehicle for you to not only to test out melodic minor, but also play other minor applications against it for comparison. If you take this hint be sure to take advantage of this and pit the melodic minor scale against Dorian (just a matter of adjusting the 7th degree) as that makes a great combo to bounce from one to other.