F# Melodic Minor
F sharp 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, 2nd fret.
F# Melodic Minor 2 octaves
F# Melodic Minor full fretboard
F# Melodic Minor with note names
The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.
The seventh degree is written as E#, which is the same as F. 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:
The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the F# Melodic Minor scale in which F#m is the tonic triad.
The F sharp Melodic Minor scale consists 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.
This scale has an unusual aspect: it ascends as described above but descends as the Natural Minor. For that reason, it is also known as the Ascending Melodic Minor.
The F# Melodic Minor is one of three A# Minor scales, the other two are F# Natural Minor and F# Harmonic Minor.
The scale is identical with the Major scale apart from the minor third. Because of this, it is sometimes referred to as Ionian b3 scale.