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

Lesson Source: Chris Buono's Modes That Matter

There’s been lots of attention to the location of the tritone in the major modes and that will continue here in melodic minor and its modes. In fact, you better turn up your intervale diablo meter a notch as there’s not one but two tritones in this scale and its modes. Within melodic minor the first tritone is between the b3 and 6 while the second is between the 4 and 7. That makes them a whole step apart, which states the case melodic minor is a very close cousin to a scale we’ll be checking out towards the end of the course--wholetone.