Project 7 – East European scales

These next short melodies use the major and minor versions of the East European scales. These scales have a strong similarity with the Western harmonic minor scale; the minor version is identical except for a sharpened fourth, and the major has a very characteristic flattened second and major third.

For the first one I wanted to capture the feeling of an Eastern dance:

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In the minor scale I wanted to emphasise the eerie feeling conveyed by the augmented fourth:

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