SCALE 2 EXAMPLES D MELODIC MINOR
Let’s move on to another of Holdsworth’s scales, the Melodic Minor. It has a sort of magical floating quality. Let’s construct it with D as the root, but again learn it all over the fretboard (see diagram 2 on page 44). This involves moving the C to C# from the C Major scale. I’ve highlighted all the Ds for reference. For our D Melodic Minor (all positions fretboard), we could of course repeat all of Exercises 1-7 with this scale form, but instead let’s move on to some lead playing knowing that we can apply all of these concepts to all of these scales.