Major Lydian Augmented

Lydian augmented


This scale is the third mode of the melodic minor scale. The fourth and fifth degree are augmented by a half note. This is a good reason to examine the modes of the melodic minor scale a little closer!

 

The 7 modes for the melodic minor scale

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hear the Major Lydian augmented +4 +5 scale

Application

The expanded lydian scale contains an augmented major seven chord (C E G# B) for which there is no standard symbol. This chord is therefore written as following.

Chord

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