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Melodic truths IV: mixing rules II and III

Now that we have seen that the Melodic scale can lead to the parallel minor and the minor key on degree II of the Major scale, we can look at combining the two rules. The change to the parallel minor can immediately follow the change to degree II or vice versa without the resolution in between taking place.

In the first example below, C Major changes to the parallel of C Melodic but instead of resolving to the chord or key of C minor, the scale changes to D Melodic and resolves instead to D minor. The second is in reverse order, C Major to D Melodic but instead of resolving to D minor, C Melodic is played instead and resolved to C minor.

This is what I call the implied method. What is implied is a change back to C Major before the next change to either C Melodic or D Melodic, but it doesn't happen explicitly.

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