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  Tendency Tones and Minor Scales
A harmonic minor scale is a natural minor scale with a raised scale degree 7.
As we noted in the section on key signatures, minor scales built on the sixth scale degree of a major scale have the same key signature.
This is called the relative minor to the major key (or relative major to the minor key, depending upon from which you are starting.) For example: in F Major, the sixth scale degree is the pitch class "D":
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 P - basmacioglu.com
parallel keys major and minor keys having the same tonic note.
parallel motion the movement in two or more parts of the same intervals in the same direction.
the pentatonic or five-note scale is formed by the fl notes of the keyboard, or the white notes c, d, e, g and a-two whole tones, a minor third and a whole tone.
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 Minor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minor is a legal term for a young person, see Minor (law).
In academia, especially in the United States, a minor is a secondary focus of a Bachelor's degree; the primary focus is a major.
Minor is a scale, chord, or interval in music, see Minor scale, minor chord, minor third, minor sixth, relative minor or major, parallel minor/major.
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 Encyclopedia: Minor
The musical interval of a minor third is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the third note in a minor scale.
The musical interval of a minor sixth is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the sixth note in a minor scale.
In music, the relative minor of a particular major key (or the relative major of a minor key) is the key which has the same key signature but a different tonic, as opposed to parallel minor or major, respectively.
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 Parallel key - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In music, the parallel minor of a particular major key is the minor key with the same tonic; similarly the parallel major of a minor key has the same tonic.
For example, G major and G minor have different modes but both have the same tonic, G; so we say that G minor is the parallel minor of G major.
In the early nineteenth century, composers (notably Robert Schumann) began to experiment with freely borrowing chords from the parallel key.
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 Chord (music) - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
A minor chord, such as the triad on D, has a smaller interval from root to third called a minor third, and the chord is D minor.
These will all be either minor or major, with the exception of the triad on B, the leading-tone (the last note) of the scale, which is diminished.
Borrowed chords are chords borrowed from the parallel minor or major.
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 Tonality and Harmony: Scales
Compositions in the minor mode often raise both the 6th and the 7th scale degrees in ascending melodic line, which results in the ascending melodic minor scale.
Parallel keys are keys that share the same tonic note, e.g., C major and C minor.
The natural minor scale is used for the circle-of-5ths progression in minor until the final dominant chord (with the raised scaled degree 7 as the leading tone) is reached at the cadence.
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 Minor Scales
Minor Scales are similar to major scales in that they contain all seven of the alphabetic characters in alpha order.
For example: the A pure minor scale shares the key signature of C major, that is - no sharps or flats (all white keys on the piano).
Remember that all minor keys have a RELATIVE major which is the point of reference for the shared key signature.
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 wiki/Parallel minor/major Definition / wiki/Parallel minor/major Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
[click for more], the parallel minor of a particular major key is the minor key with the same tonic; similarly the parallel major of a minor key has the same tonic.
Relative keyIn music, the relative minor of a particular major key (or the relative major of a minor key) is the key which has the same key signature but a different tonic, as opposed to parallel minor or major, respectively.
For example, G major and E minor both have a single sharp in their key signature; so we say that E minor is the relative minor of G major.
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 MUS 111-112 Part-Writing Quick Reference Guidelines
Minor triads (root or 3rd in bass): The 3rd is often doubled, particularly if the 3rd is the tonic, subdominant or dominant note of the key.
The diminished 4th (d4) is a diatonic interval in the harmonic minor scale (from the 3rd scale degree down to the 7th), and may be written in isolated situations.
To avoid parallel 5ths, the German 6th proceeds to the tonic six-four instead of V (the eventual chord of resolution).
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 Minor Keys
A relative minor is found by taking the major key and counting down 3 half steps.
For example, the relative minor of C major is found by counting down three half steps - B, Bb, A. Therefore, the relative minor of C major is a minor.
A parallel minor key is a key with the same tonic (first) note and same name.
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 ODU Music Theory - Mus 221 (mod )
Minor scale has half steps between the 2nd and 3rd degrees and between the 5th and 6th degrees of the scale.
The Harmonic minor scale is derived by merely raising the 7th scale degree of the natural minor scale.
The Melodic minor scale is derived by raising both the 6th and 7th scale degrees of the natural minor scale.
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 The Jazz Guide
The harmonic minor scale is based on the natural minor scale, with the seventh note of the scale raised one half step.
The melodic minor scale is based on the natural minor scale, with the sixth and seventh notes of the scale raised one half step.
The melodic minor scale is used for ascending melodic motion, but reverts to the natural minor form in descending melodic motion.
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 Key Signatures
For instance, e minor is the relative minor of G major and F major is the relative major of d minor.
Each major key has a relative minor whose first note is the sixth scale degree of the major key.
Each minor key has a relative major key whose first note is the third scale degree of the minor key.
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 parallel. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Used of scales and keys: C minor is the parallel minor scale of C major.
The condition of being parallel; near similarity or exact agreement in particulars; parallelism.
To be or extend parallel to: a trail that parallels the crater rim.
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 Letter spellings of musical tones_@TheCipher.com
So C Major and all variants of C minor are parallel scales, they all start on C. The C Major scale (having no flats or sharps in it’s key signature) also provides for and actually embodies a minor scale (or key) employing no flats or sharps — A natural minor.
To illustrate the concept of relative Major and minor scales, we’ll identify the relative minor of C Major (Figure 1).
Figure 6 illustrates how to locate the tonics of relative Major and minor scales on the guitar fretboard, that is by moving either up or down from where you are.
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 Chromatic Chords
(The descending form of the "melodic minor scale" is the same as the natural minor.) The leading-tone is supplied, which means that ^7 is raised, and as a result ^6 must be raised also, to avoid an interval of an augmented second between ^6 and ^7.
Although the origin of the augmented sixth chords is in the minor mode, they are used freely in major in the 19th century.
Parallel fifths are permitted in resolution to the dominant (see "d." below): but often a 6/4 is interpolated (expanding the dominant) in order to avoid them (see "e." below).
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 Lesson 4
So an A natural minor scale is just the same notes as a C major scale, only a minor scale starts and ends on the 6th degree of the major scale.
A is the relative minor of C major, and C major is the relative major of A minor.
Comparing a C major and C minor scale is a great way to see what is the same, and what is different between the 2 scales.
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 Form and Analysis: 02/20/2005 - 02/26/2005
G minor is made very obvious in measure 30 with the repeating of the f# for the rest of the piece.
In that case, it would be a double parallel period (abac) with the first pair ending on an IAC in g minor and the second pair ending on a PAC in the relative of B-flat major.
This section is a parallel, symmetric period, with the antecedent phrase ending in the middle of measure four on an IAC, and the consequent phrase ending on a PAC in measure 8, tonicizing the relative major key, Bb Major.
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 Tuning Garbage Collection with the 1.4.2 Java[tm] Virtual Machine
After minor collections the count includes objects that aren't necessarily alive but can't be reclaimed, either because they are directly alive, or because they are within or referenced from the tenured generation.
In an ideal minor collection the live objects are copied from one part of the young generation (the eden space plus the first survivor space) to another part of the young generation (the second survivor space).
The minor collections are done in a manner similar to the default collector although multiple garbage collector threads are used to reduce the minor collection times.
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 New grad minor teaches students to tackle problems with parallel computers
A new graduate minor in the College is teaching students how to use some of the most advanced computers available to conquer some of the toughest science and engineering problems.
"Parallel computing means taking lots of processors and connecting them via a high-speed network, and then using software to distribute large problems across the processors.
Long said the use of parallel computing to model problems or create simulations is becoming increasingly popular because it is less expensive than building and running an actual experiment.
www.engr.psu.edu /NewsEvents/EPS/v15n2_1999spring/minor.htm   (425 words)

  
 Bach Choir of Bethlehem
There are other parallels between these two Lutheran Masses – accidental, perhaps, given their origins in previous works; or perhaps Bach found a certain “formula” that he liked, and decided to comb his own previous works to find source material which would allow him to create a “new” work in a similar, comfortable format.
Here, the music returns to minor (the “Christe eleison” section was in the major mode), and the distinctive feature of the subject is a downward leap of a tritone (bracketed in red), the most dissonant interval in western music, and among the most difficult to sing.
In this case, one could argue that B-flat minor is appropriate for the soloist, who sings “miserere nobis” (have mercy on us) several times; that plea for mercy, without knowing if the request will be met, is what calls for the minor mode.
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 Stuff noted from listening to upside-down stuff
Minor borrows from major more than the other way, and the normal resolution to minor uses the dominant for major.
Inverted, major becomes minor, and the 5th from the original tonic is the new tonic.
Major and minor switch, and new tonic note is either 1 or 5 of triad.
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 Major/Minor Relationships
That minor key is known as the Relative Minor of the Major key.
The parallel minor of any major key is the minor key that has the same letter name.
When comparing the major and minor forms in their parallel relationship it is customary to use the major scale as the standard model.
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 NewComposer
The seventh tone of the major scale is often referred to as the “leading tone” and usually is followed by the tonic or key center, in this case, B to C, when played in a melody or in a series of two chords.
 In this case, A minor is the relative minor of C major and has a pattern of whole-steps and half-steps in a series that is described as the “natural form” of a minor scale.
Because the result is also an increase of a half-step in the interval between the sixth tone and the new seventh tone, now one and one-half steps, composers often also raise the sixth tone one-half step in the ascending melody.
courses.ncssm.edu /church/emusic/NewMusic/Composer/MusicalScales.htm   (3288 words)

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