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Post by Ajay Kumar on September 14, 2014


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Last reply by: Joyce Cheung
Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:32 AM

Post by christopher aime on January 3, 2013

I'm confuse with the lesson melodic minor on 14:09.You said that we are using the a major scale to make make it melodic minor.The A major scale has three sharps (F#,C#,G#),so i understand that during ascending of scales,the C# would cancel out with a b flats since we are lowering but wouldn't the F# and G# become double sharp since we are raising the 6th and 7th intervals?

Great tutorials btw,I learn more about music theory than at school!

Minor Scales

  • Natural minor has lowered 3rd, 6th and 7th.
  • Harmonic minor has lowered 3rd, lowered 6th but raised 7th.
  • Melodic minor has lowered 3rd and raised 6th and 7th on the ascending scale, but lowered 7th, lowered 6th and lowered 3rd on the descending scale.

Minor Scales

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:06
  • Natural Minor 0:42
    • Natural Minor has Lowered Third, Sixth, and Seventh
    • Lowering the Third, Sixth, and Seventh to Find A Minor
    • Listening to the Difference Between a Major Scale and a Natural Minor Scale
  • Natural Minor Continued 5:14
    • Listening to the Difference Between a C Major Scale and a C Natural Minor Scale
    • Writing C Natural Minor on the Staff
  • Harmonic Minor 7:14
    • Harmonic Minor Has One Difference from Natural Minor
    • Review of Natural Minor
    • In Harmonic, You Lower the Third and the Sixth, But You Keep the Seventh as it Would Be in a Major Scale
    • Listening to the Major, Natural Minor, and Harmonic Minor Scales
  • Harmonic Minor Continued 10:26
    • Writing C Harmonic Minor on the Staff
    • Listening to C Harmonic Minor
  • Melodic Minor 11:47
    • Melodic Minor Differs When Ascending and Descending
    • Writing Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor on the Staff
    • Listening to Melodic Minor
  • Melodic Minor Continued 14:13
    • Writing C Melodic Minor on the Staff
    • Listening to C Melodic Minor
  • Example 1: Writing Natural Minor 16:04
  • Example 2: Writing Harmonic Minor 17:54
  • Example 3: Writing Melodic Minor 19:35
  • Example 4: Exploring Natural Minor Intervals 24:08
    • Augmented = An Interval with the Second Note Raised One Half Step
    • Diminished = Lowered Half Step
  • Example 5: Exploring Harmonic Minor Intervals 27:52
  • Example 6: Exploring Melodic Minor Intervals 30:19