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




the scale box for the fourth mode looks like this:



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

back to the third mode

back to the melodic minor scale

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