A scale with the ascending whole-step and half-step configuration of W-H-W-W-H -W-W. The scale degrees are M2, m3, P4, P5, m6, and m7. half-steps lie between the 2nd and 3rd scale degrees and the 5th and 6th scale degrees, within an octave. It is used as the descending form of the melodic minor scale and is equivalent to the Aeolian mode.
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