Music

Minor Scale Guide: Learn the Melodic Minor Scale

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Nov 2, 2021 • 4 min read

All styles of Western music use minor scales to produce melodies, chord progressions, and motifs. There are three types of minor scales in music theory: the natural minor scale, the harmonic minor scale, and the melodic minor scale. The most common is the natural minor scale, but the melodic minor scale appears in many styles of classical music.