The Jazz Minor Scale
The jazz minor scale is also known as the Melodic Minor Ascending scale. It has many uses in jazz improvisation. Here is the G Jazz Minor scale. It is played in this configuration both up and down. It is easy to think of this scale as a major scale with a flat third.
There are many chords that this scale will work over. Here are a few of them.
|Here’s how to use these over different types of chords.|
|Chord type: G7alt or G7(b9b13)|
Think up a half step and play Ab melodic minor from G to G.
Chord type: Cmin7(b5)
Think up a minor third and play Eb Melodic Minor from C to C.
Chord type: Cmaj7 +5
Think down a minor third and play A melodic minor from C to C.
Chord type: C13(+11)
Think up a fifth and play G melodic minor from C to C. This would also be known as the “C” Lydian Dominant scale.