melodic minor scale


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melodic minor scale

n
(Music, other) music a minor scale modified from the natural by the sharpening of the sixth and seventh when taken in ascending order and the restoration of their original pitches when taken in descending order. Compare minor4a, harmonic minor scale
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The result is a rotation of what Polignac referred to as the "major-minor" scale (D E F# G A B[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] C D), which itself is a rotation of the ascending melodic minor scale, here starting on G.
This sequence of intervals is a property of the ascending melodic minor scale, from the sixth degree up to the third.
However, doing so does not require a bassoon major to be able to play a deceptive cadence and two-handed melodic minor scale in F-sharp minor!