|Modes||I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII|
|C, D, E, F, G, A?, B?|
|Number of pitch classes||7|
The Aeolian dominant scale (also known as the Hindu scale, the Mixolydian ?6 [or ?13], Aeolian major, and melodic major) is the fifth mode of the melodic minor scale. It is named such because its sound derives from having a dominant seventh chord on the tonic in the context of what is otherwise the Aeolian mode and because it is on the fifth degree of the melodic minor scale.
This scale can also be obtained by raising the third degree of the natural minor scale.
The name melodic major also refers to the combined scale that goes as natural major ascending and as melodic major descending.