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Minor

Minor in music usualy refers to the classical interval of a Minor Third or any Chords built on that relationship. It only applies to standard Western music and not to any other type - not even Modal music. The Minor Interval is taken from the Root Note or Tonic and the note one and a half tones above it (or a Major interval dropped by a semitone).

Examples:

  • Tonic = C, Minor third = Eb
  • Tonic = G, Minor third = Bb
  • Tonic = A, Minor third = C

If the two notes are sounded together they form the basis of the Minor Chord, which is completed by turning it into a Triad by adding the 5th note of the scale (G, D and E respectively in the examples above)