Music A diatonic scale having a half action involving the second and 3rd degrees and any of a few intervalic arrangements above the fifth.
A diatonic scale in relation to a relative major scale by switching its tonic note by three semitones.
a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole shades except for the next and 3rd and 5th and 6th
the type of the minor scale is various. The purely proper type has got the 3rd and 6th minor, with a semitone between the seventh and eighth, involving an augmented 2nd interval, or three semitones, amongst the sixth and 7th, since, 6/F, 7/G♯, 8/A. But, for melodic purposes, both the sixth as well as the 7th are occasionally made significant within the ascending, and small when you look at the descending, scale, therefore: --u000du000a[1913 Webster]u000du000au000du000a[1913 Webster]u000du000aSee Major.