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 #107847  by mkaufman
 Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:01 pm
tcsned wrote:Agreed mkaufman - for some added tension I'll flat the 7 in the E lydian - don't like to overuse those notes all bunched together but fun to play off.
The flatted 7th works and it becomes a lydian dominant 7th (e7#11) chord. The lead played over that chord uses the 4th mode of B melodic minor.

It sounds much worse than it is. The melodic minor scale is the same as a major scale except that it has a minor third rather than a major third. The melodic minor modes are quite interesting.