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Minor scale

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A specific type of seven note diatonic scale in which notes are separated from one another by whole steps or half steps. Similar to a major scale except different notes have whole and half step spacing between them. Additionally there are three significant variants of the minor scale: the natural minor, the harmonic minor, and the melodic minor.
In the natural minor scale (Aolian mode), all notes appear with the same accidentals as in its relative major (An A minor's relative major scale is C and so forth). Hence the name of natural. The A minor natural scale, in ascending order, is as follows:
• 1 - 2 = Whole step<br> • 2 - 3 = Half step<br> • 3 - 4 = Whole step<br> • 4 - 5 = Whole step<br> • 5 - 6 = Half step<br> • 6 - 7 = Whole step<br> • 7 - 8 = Whole step
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