dansm's guitar scale lessons
the second mode
the second note of the melodic minor scale
the second mode is based on the second note of the melodic minor scale.
in e minor, the second mode looks like this (standard notation and one-string tab):




the scale box for the second mode looks like this:



to play this scale in e minor, play the box with the first note at the second fret.
remember that when you play this scale descending you play the locrian mode.
on to the third mode

on to the first mode

back to the melodic minor scale

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