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MUS 101 minor scales

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Michael Sundblad

on 12 March 2013

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Transcript of MUS 101 minor scales

What about la-ti??? (Eb to F#)

Augmented second…
which is why we need… Minor Scales Harmonic minor Most usual minor scale!
Natural minor
raised seventh scale degree (ti), one half-step
ONLY in the scale and NOT in the key signature
ALWAYS appears as an accidental More about minor scales Key signatures may have sharps OR flats, never both
However: harmonic & melodic scales may mix accidentals Natural Minor Diatonic scale with a minor key signature
no other accidentals required

Half-steps are re-mi and sol-la Melodic minor

In this class: please use the reminder accidentals for the descending melodic minor Minor Scales Three types of minor scale:
Melodic Melodic Minor Different rules ascending & descending
Harmonic minor
raise the sixth – la
(rasied 6th + 7th)

Use the natural (pure) minor -Michael Sundblad OR… lowered 3rd, 6th, & 7th

(from Major) Used often used because of half-step ti - do
“pull” just as it does in a major scale.
NOTE: In flat keys, may use a natural (& in sharp keys, a double-sharp) Essentially:
"la" & "ti"
from the
parallel major Scales Ear Training http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-scale/xyyrbyy
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