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Thread #104594   Message #2146030
Posted By: Stewart
10-Sep-07 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: Freygish Scale?
Subject: RE: Freygish Scale?
In Klezmer and eastern European gypsy music a distinctive scale is used with a wide interval of three half tones (as noted by ≡)(= denotes a whole tone; and - a half tone). This is the Freygish mode in Klezmer music (D-Eb≡F#-G=A-Bb=C=D), or the Hungarian minor in gypsy music (C=D-Eb≡F#-G-Ab≡B-C). This is like a minor scale, but with a wide gap between the 2nd/3rd, or 3rd/4th and 6th/7th notes.

Cheers, S. in Seattle