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




the scale box for the third mode looks like this:



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