F Melodic Minor scale

F Melodic Minor scale for guitar.
The F 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, 1st fret.

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2 octaves

F melodic minor scale diagram Notes: F - G - Ab - Bb - C - D - E Intervals: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

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

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

The main three-note and four-note chords that are related to this scale are the following:

Fm 133111 FmM7 XX3554
Gm 355333 Gm7 353333
Abaug X32110 AbM7#5 43555X
Bb X13331 Bb7 X13131
C X32010 C7 X32310
Ddim X5676X Dm7b5 X5656X
Edim X7898X Em7b5 X7878X

The tones in these chords corresponds to the tones of the F Melodic Minor scale.
The second and fourth columns include short notations for the chords in the first and third columns respectively. These are based on common ways to play the chord, but there are other alternatives. “M” is used as an abbreviation instead for “maj” in the third column.

The F 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 F Melodic Minor is one of three F Minor scales, the other two are F natural Minor and F Harmonic Minor.

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