Why do guitar students have to learn scales? They mutter that scales are boring to practice, or they would rather play songs, etc. But knowing your scales can get you to the next skill level very quickly by improving two hand co-ordination, speed picking, tone, and even improve your ear. There are many more benefits of learning scales that are too numerous to mention here.
The Melodic Minor scale is simply an E minor scale with the sixth and seventh degree raised a half step ascending, while descending the sixth and seventh degrees return to their natural state…..download the Melodic Minor Workout lesson here.
Here is the play along for Bouree in E Minor. It plays the E Melodic minor scale first, then the melody for Bouree in E Minor.
Here is the full score for Bouree in E Minor.