All Minor Scales (melodic)

For grades 1 to 5, students are given a choice of playing either harmonic or melodic minor scales. I usually encourage students to choose harmonic minor as it is easier to learn and remember the fingering and notes (you do not need to remember 2 different sets of notes and fingering for ascending and descending). However, from grade 6 onwards, students are required to play melodic minor for their exams. So this is a compilation of all melodic minor scales. Of course, if you have only been playing harmonic minor in the previous grades, this may be a bit overwhelming (you are required to learn all 12 melodic minor scales for grade 6), so it is always better to start learning them 1-2 grades earlier (after you have mastered the harmonic minor scales, to avoid confusion).

Please note that the scales here are not arranged by order of difficulty, but rather in a chronological order. The grey coloured fingerings represent the fingerings for descending melodic minor – follow the black and white fingerings for ascending and replace the same ones with grey fingerings for descending.

For graded scales syllabus, please click here

C Melodic Minor Scale

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C Melodic Minor Scale Video:

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Melodic Minor Scale
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D Melodic Minor Scale Video:

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Melodic Minor Scale

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E Melodic Minor Scale Video:

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Melodic Minor Scale

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F Melodic Minor Scale Video:

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Melodic Minor Scale

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 Left Hand:

G Melodic Minor Scale Video

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Melodic Minor Scale

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A Melodic Minor Scale Video

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Melodic Minor Scale

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 Left Hand:

B Melodic Minor Scale Video:

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C sharp Melodic Minor Scale

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C sharp Melodic Minor Scale Video:


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E flat Melodic Minor Scale

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E flat Melodic Minor Scale Video:


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F sharp Melodic Minor Scale

Right Hand:
 Left Hand:

F sharp Melodic Minor Scale Video:

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G sharp Melodic Minor Scale

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Left Hand:

G sharp Melodic Minor Scale Video:

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B flat Melodic Minor Scale

Right Hand:
 Left Hand:

B flat Melodic Minor Scale Video:

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