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Tim's answer is a great explanation, looked at from the perspective of the melody. Depending on how you learn and understand music it will be easier for some people to see it from the perspective of the chords. This will expand on the correct observations of Michael and Bananach. I use uppercase roman numerals, remember minus (-) means minor. We have 5 ...


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A scale starts on a note which may or may not be the first note you play so to imply that playing in Dm is so complicated isn't fair,start first with your corresponding Maj key which is three half steps above your minor key so in this case it would be F Maj as 1 when you do it you start on Dm forget that it's minor, just your pattern will be whole half whole ...


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The answers above so far cover songs in major scales. A major scale also has a relative minor. However there are some 20-30 popular scales, and far far more than that possible. In fact there are 332,640 possible scales of 7 semitones per key. [see calculation below] At very best a 'correct' harmonica is going to give you a couple harmonious chords and one 7 ...


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I would take this as a means to interpret what the author intended when writing the rest of the book. For example, if you play in a rock band and the band leader says a new piece you'll be learning is in D minor, there's no reason to assume that the piece is strictly functional harmony with no modal content. It could be in Dorian or Phrygian for all your ...


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It is quite true and understandably very confusing wording at first. The first thing you have to understand is how classic music theory defines tonality. It's very specific in that tonality is defined by the tonic - dominant relationship (V(7) - I or V(7) - i) which heavily depends on what is known as the leading tone. The leading tone is the note that is a ...


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I think what the author may want to tell you is that the natural minor form is specific to a melodic minor scale descending. It is not a scale in the strict sense of the word but rather what happens to the melodic minor scale when it descends. (The Sub Mediant and Leading Tone are lowered.)



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