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Return of the Neapolitan minor III: Followed by the Persian scale

After the Neapolitan minor is introduced into a Major key, it is followed by the Persian scale (1 b2 3 4 b5 b6 7) which is a really unusual but satisfying change.

For example: C Major - E Neapolitan minor - B Persian

From C Major, raise the D to D# and then before resolving to the key of E minor, interrupt with an A# and resolve to B minor. This particular use can be defined as: I Major - vii minor. Another way of looking at it is C Major up two keys of the circle of fifths and then resolve to the relative minor. Here I play it in a short video.


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