In most areas of our lives, “minor” and “major” have meanings that relate to their relative importance, such as when dealing with minor problems versus major problems. However, in the world of music, we discover that “major” and “minor” carry specialized meanings that have nothing to do with their significance. While standard music education often does begin with the major scale as the main theoretical and practical focus for a long time, minor modes are no less basic and fundamental to Western music culture. Minor Is Major! Is dedicated to minor key harmony with chapters covering harmonic minor, melodic minor, chord/scale theory, plus a series of etudes to illustrate the utility of common jazz harmony.
Minor Is Major!, by Dan Greenblatt, www.shermusic.com.