musical mode

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Noun1.musical mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octavemusical mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
diatonic scale - a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones
church mode, ecclesiastical mode, Gregorian mode, medieval mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
Greek mode - any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece
major diatonic scale, major scale - a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
minor diatonic scale, minor scale - a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th
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The ensemble creates and performs music with respect to the character of the modal music cultures.
He felt an affinity with the modal music of the Tudor period and it can be heard in the largest work on this disc, his Mass in the Dorian Mode.
Maqam is a modal music, whose practice of improvisation has intrigued some adventurous European jazz performers.
This section posits 'a steady transition from modal music [.
I PROPOSE TO OUTLINE a system of species counterpoint applicable to twentieth-century modal music.
Thirteen musicians play the melodically complex, modal music on assorted plucked instruments, flutes, and drums.
There is a preliminary chapter entitled "Milhaud in Context" and an important second chapter, "In Pursuit of an Analytical Approach," in which the author searches for analytical methods pertinent to a study of post-tonal, modal music.
Mawer is self-consciously thorough in fulfilling the former aim: Chapter 2, 'In Pursuit of an Analytical Approach', includes a valuable exploration of analytical methods pertinent to a study of post-tonal, modal music.
His explanation of the travel narratives' operation through memory, and his likening of their appositive improvisatory writing to modal music, are truly original and exciting approaches to Cervantes's texts.