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Sunny had been downstairs for some time, warming up her hands with minor scales, up and down, in the dizzying series.
Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  music:  a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th
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minor scale minor scales
Strongly Associated with:   major scale
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A minor scale in music theory is a diatonic scale with a third scale degree at an interval of a minor third above the tonic. While this definition encompasses modes with the minor third, such as Dorian mode, the term may more usually refer only to the natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales, described below, which are in most common use in western classical music...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_scale (retrieved 8/29/08)
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  • Sunny had been downstairs for some time, warming up her hands with minor scales, up and down, in the dizzying series.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I played a C minor scale.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • ) Using his panpipe, Woodrow reviewed the minor scales.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
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Associated words [difficulty]:   minor scale , chromatic scale [9]
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