[Bell Historians] Re: Modes

Mike Chester mike at m...
Thu Feb 12 16:15:39 GMT 2004

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

I popped over to the Music Block and the Head of Department confirms 
that I am correct.

What I expect that you will find is that most rings of 6 described as 
being "Minor" are the same notes as the first 6 in the melodic scale 
rising from the tonic, Viz

C D Eb F A B

aka in back rounds.

To be a Harmonic Minor ring the B would have to be a Bb.

I am not sure if this means you can describe a ring as being Melodic 
Minor or not!


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