[Bell Historians] Re: Modes

David Bryant david at b...
Thu Feb 12 14:01:57 GMT 2004

> From the deepest memory of my Grade 5 music theory exam and practical
> woodwind exams I seem to recall that the notes in a melodic minor
> scale are different when ascending from the tonic to those played
> when descending towards it.
> The scale of C Melodic Minor has just an Eb on the way up from C to
> C, but Bb, Ab & Eb on the way down.
> Therefore is it not impossible to have a ring of bells in a melodic
> minor scale? (Or just impractical?!)

Now that you mention it, I vaguely recall something about it - can any
musicians out there provide enlightenment?


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