How can you tell the difference between a major and minor scale?

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Date created: Wed, May 5, 2021 10:11 AM
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The primary difference between major scales and minor scales is the third scale degree. A major scale always has a natural third (or major third). A minor scale never has a major third. In practice, you can add any note as a tension to a minor scale except for a major third.

A major scale is a scale in which the third scale degree (the mediant) is a major third above the tonic note. In a minor scale, the third degree is a minor third above the tonic. Similarly, in a major triad or major seventh chord, the third is a major third above the chord's root.

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