added the leading tone, intensifying the modes harmony by the
to the tonic
borrows the upper tetrachord from Major, when the scale is ascending. (Going up a scale, is called ascending.)
Melodic Minor Scale Pitch Step Adjustment Rules:
On the way up a
, both the 6
steps are raised by a half-step, just like the major scale’s upper tetrachord.
On the way down, a
Melodic Minor Scale
, steps 6 and 7 return to their naturally occurring pitches, as the
Natural Minor Scale.
The Melodic Minor Scale was formed by studying the centuries of music written in minor. Practicing all forms of minor scales, helps to train you to recognize anticipated interval patterns.
A Melodic Minor Scale
When accidentals are present, be certain to read them with care. Naturals and Sharps look quite similar.
Listen to the A Melodic Minor Scale
A Minor Home
The Three Forms of the Minor Scale
Raising the 7th Step
Minor Key Signatures
Relative Major and Relative Minor
Relative Major and Relative Minor Key Signatures
Preparing for A Minor Scale Drills
Rules of Accidentals
Violin Fingerboard Diagram
Viola Fingerboard Diagram
Cello Fingerboard Diagram
Bass Fingerboard Diagram
A Minor Scale Pattern Drills
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