12. Melodic structure

Peter McNeaney
November 14/2023

Primary and Secondary Dominants Chord Scales

The only true avoid note in the secondary dominant chord scales is the 4th degree (11). The 4th degree represents the root of the expected target chord and is the note harmonically avoided in all Mixolydian scales. All chords using Mixolydian scales are expected to resolve down a perfect 5th, hence, these scales are all identified as Myxolidian or Myxolidian with the appropriate alterations to 9 and/or 13.

Nettles & Graf. The Chord Scale Theory and Jazz Harmony, Pg 44

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