One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A minor scale with the sixth and seventh degrees raised when ascending and lowered when descending.
- ‘The opulent, yet bright orchestration and the chromatic melismata around the tritone and the melodic minor scale all point toward the composer of Schelomo.’
- ‘One of the most difficult passages for the violin in the first movement is a melodic minor one-octave scale in fingered octaves.’
- ‘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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