Watch the Cm Form online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: CAGED Modes

This lesson presents the melodic minor scale over the Cm form of the EDCAG system. Diagram 51 shows the Cm form arpeggio in red. The three notes that form this minor arpeggio are: 1, b3, 5. The formula for the melodic minor scale is: 1, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, 7. If you view the arpeggio as a skeletal framework of the mode, you can then perceive the remaining four notes as color tones or chord extensions. These are presented in black. It is very important that you memorize the scale degrees and to aid you in this process you will learn to organize the tones in each position in terms of octaves.