harmonic minor scale


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harmonic minor scale

n
(Classical Music) music a minor scale modified from the state of being natural by the sharpening of the seventh degree. Compare minor, melodic minor scale
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5, which has Far Eastern influence, and is much more improvisatory than the others, with more multiphonics and a harmonically interesting fast section (the "fifth mode of the harmonic minor scale (mixolydian b9 b13)).
Exotic flavors include Spanish dance rhythms and the "Arabic" harmonic minor scale, while triplets often contribute the impression of speed and facility.
He points out that the augmented second in harmonic minor scales presents an uncomfortable stretch when played with the traditional fingering.