Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.
chord with a minor third between the root and the third. Scale with minor and perfect intervals.
one of the two modes of the tonal system. The melodic minor scale differs from that of the major scale in having a flattened third degree (and, in the harmonic minor, a flattened sixth). When used melodically, the sixth and seventh degrees are the same as the major scale when ascending, but both are flattened when descending. The minor mode is often felt by listeners to have a more poignant, less positive sense than the major mode, and in Classical usage, a piece in the minor mode would often have a conclusion in the major, which was felt to have a more final effect.
of a scale or mode; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor"
limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
a component of a baccalaureate degree
an attribute to a degree and not an entity by itself
tonality based on a minor scale
a diatonic scale consisting of tones and semitones between scale degrees 2-3, 5-6 and 7-8
a step-wise sequence of notes over an octave in a minor key
A term applied to the keys based on minor scales; any note combination utilizing a flatted third interval.
It is the name given to a scale whose octave species is built on the following ascending sequence of intervals: T-S-T-T-S-T-T.
related to a key in which the third note of the scale produces a minor third interval.
The designation for certain intervals and scales. A key based on a minor scale is called a minor key. The three types of minor scales include natural, hormonic, and melodic, which is used infrequently in choral music. The patterns for natural and harmonic scales are: natural: whole half whole whole half whole whole step step step step step step step harmonic: whole half whole whole whole 1-1/2 half step step step step step steps step melodic:(ascending): whole half whole whole whole whole half step step step step step step step(descending): whole whole half whole whole half whole step step step step step step step