harmonic minor scale

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harmonic minor scale (plural harmonic minor scales)

  1. (music) a type of minor scale with the 3rd and 6th notes lowered by one semitone, with the interval pattern:
    tone - semitone - tone - tone - semitone - augmented second - semitone.
Starting on the note C, this produces a scale with the notes C, D, E♭, F, G, A♭, B, C.