Scales of the World
This scale, the fourth mode generated from the Harmonic Minor Scale is known by some as Lydian Minor. It differs form the Lydian mode in that it has a minor third and a minor seventh.
This scale is commonly used in traditional and contemporary Jewish music and in Klezmer music.
This scale has many names: Mi sheberakh (meaning the one who blesses!), Av horakhamim, Ukrainian Dorian, Slikha, and lastly Doina.
No I didn’t make that up.
Like the Harmonic minor scale and all of the modes generated from it, much of the “flavor” of of this scale comes from the step and a half gap. In this instance it occurs between the third and fourth tones.
Use it to your advantage for a change of style in minor contexts.