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A minor scale with the sixth and seventh degrees raised when ascending and lowered when descending.
- ‘One of the most difficult passages for the violin in the first movement is a melodic minor one-octave scale in fingered octaves.’
- ‘The opulent, yet bright orchestration and the chromatic melismata around the tritone and the melodic minor scale all point toward the composer of Schelomo.’
- ‘His neo-classical suite, based on Early Hungarian Dances, summons up a 17th century world of stateliness and gentle formality, with the use of modes and the melodic minor giving a characteristic Hungarian twist.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.