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Name: Minor Keys and Scales
ID: m10856
Language: English (en)
Summary: The interval pattern for minor scales is different from that of major scales. Every minor key shares a key signature with its relative major. There are three common types of minor scales: natural minor, melodic minor, and harmonic minor. Jazz also commonly uses a "dorian minor".
Subject: Arts
Keywords: dorian minor, harmonic minor, keys, melodic minor, minor keys, minor scales, natural minor, scales
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)

Latest version: 2.24 (history)
First publication date: Sep 18, 2002 12:00 am -0500
Last revision to module: Feb 15, 2013 6:46 pm -0600

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Version History

Version: 2.24 Feb 15, 2013 6:46 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
took down call for research study participants

Version: 2.23 Jan 18, 2013 6:06 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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added call for research study participants

Version: 2.22 Sep 27, 2011 10:28 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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link to blog

Version: 2.21 Mar 11, 2011 10:04 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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removed from survey

Version: 2.20 Apr 13, 2010 6:25 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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linked to survey

Version: 2.19 Dec 16, 2009 8:44 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Added Google analytics code

Version: 2.18 Oct 3, 2007 12:42 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
clarified references to figures

Version: 2.17 Mar 1, 2007 1:16 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
added outline eps and svg files; small changes in text of exercises.

Version: 2.16 Jan 26, 2007 2:16 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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added eps CNXML

Version: 2.15 Jan 10, 2007 9:00 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
fixed typo

Version: 2.14 Oct 31, 2006 3:59 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added link to new section of harmonic analysis module.

Version: 2.13 Sep 28, 2006 4:24 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added sound files and made minor text changes

Version: 2.12 Aug 25, 2006 4:30 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Posed problem 1 as a figure instead of a list.

Version: 2.11 Jun 9, 2006 5:29 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added section on dorian, added links, rewrote some paragraphs for clarity.

Version: 2.10 Jan 31, 2006 2:56 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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minor changes in text and figures

Version: 2.9 Jan 18, 2006 4:32 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Updated figures

Version: 2.8 Oct 31, 2005 3:26 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Clarified/corrected answer to problem 4.

Version: 2.7 Jul 15, 2005 3:24 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Rewrote question in problem 2

Version: 2.6 May 17, 2005 7:57 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
Changes:
update to cnxml-0.5

Version: 2.5 Oct 11, 2004 11:24 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Cleaned up look of figures and changed some text referring to changes in "Major Keys" module.

Version: 2.4 Oct 2, 2003 10:26 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Added links

Version: 2.3 Feb 6, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
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Added audio examples

Version: 2.2 Dec 17, 2002 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
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Added keywords and abstract

Version: 2.1 Dec 3, 2002 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
Changes:
New module

Version: 2.0 Sep 18, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Changes:
Added initial template for new module m10856

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