Ab Melodic Minor scale

A flat Melodic Minor scale for guitar presented by diagram.
The Ab Melodic Minor is a seven-note scale. Colored circles mark the tones in the fingerboard diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 4th fret.


2 octaves

Ab melodic minor scale diagram Notes: Ab - Bb - Cb - Db - Eb - F - G Intervals: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.

Intervals Degrees
1 Ab Unison Tonic
2 Bb Major second Supertonic
b3 Cb Minor third Mediant
4 Db Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Eb Perfect fifth Dominant
6 F Minor sixth Submediant
7 G Minor seventh Subtonic

The third degree is written as Cb, which is the same as B. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.

The main chords that are related to this scale are the following:

  • Abm
  • Bbm
  • Baug
  • Db
  • Eb
  • Fdim
  • Gdim

The tones in these chords corresponds to the tones of the Ab Melodic Minor scale.

The A flat Melodic Minor scale consist of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 from the first note to the next octave.
The Ab Melodic Minor is one of three Ab Minor scales, the other two are Ab natural Minor and Ab Harmonic Minor.

A flat scales categories

Ab Major Ab Minor Ab Melodic Minor Ab Harmonic Minor Ab Pentatonic Major Ab Pentatonic Minor Ab Dorian Ab Gypsy Major Ab Gypsy Minor