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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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Darwish's operetta tunes are famous for combining musical modes with pianos that reveal his fascination for Italian opera.
25) With undeniable merit, these analyses show how musical modes can become signifiers of race or region or real experience, which reveal some of our deepest fears and desires regarding the self and the other.
Sinnreich uses the examples of ancient Greece and China to authenticate Plato's statement "the musical modes are never changed without change in the most important of a city's laws" (p.
Originally having the literal meaning of 'joining together', in the sixth century harmonia [1] began to describe musical notes united in a system of concord [Pythagorean numbers theory], [2] the act of tuning a musical instrument, [3] and the various musical modes such as the Dorian, Phrygian, and Lydian modes" (11).
Originally having the literal meaning of 'joining together,' in the sixth century harmonia [1] began to describe musical notes united in a system of concord [Pythagorean numbers theory], [2] the act of tuning a musical instrument, [3] and the various musical modes such as the Dorian, Phrygian, and Lydian modes" (11).
The feminine, sheltered, Western Rosalind of the court and the slightly (and always only briefly) androgynous but more independent and worldly Rosalind of the forest are delineated by the use of different musical modes and instruments that while understated and often very similar in range are easy to hear even for experiants with no special musical knowledge.
Since the late eighteenth century, Indian music has met with a keen interest among western scholars, like the British Orientalist Sir William Jones, who in 1792 published his essay On the Musical Modes of the Hindus.
The study of Ragamala pictures is somewhat complex for they employ a wide variety of visual imagery to represent the musical modes.
If I had to take one home, it would have been the Os Justi, reinventing ancient musical modes for contemplation of the 19th century.
Both musical modes reverberated in the 45-minute selection from Princesses that played in the annual National Alliance for Musical Theatre showcase in fall 2003, winning the heart of commercial producer Stewart F.