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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We get our musical mode on as we tackle this week, the tunes from "The Greatest Showman." The movie is about Phineas Taylor "P.T."
And, in the musical mode: collections of music boxes, music stands to hold sheets of music or copy cards or small home or cooking accessories, a metronome to suggest a timely move in cooking or baking, score sheets to play up a black and white sonata for spring.
Its musical mode near to many South Asian classical Ragas but it's identify and musical demonstration entirely different.
In one strategy, "the diegesis' realism is subordinated to the musical mode" and in the other "the musical universe is subordinated to the diegesis' realism" (161).
Big announcement from the company: It is switching to musical mode in June by staging By Jeeves, Ayckbourn's stage adaptation of PG Wodehouse's classic Bertie Wooster stories with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
"Longa," named after a musical mode that originates from the Ottoman Empire but since absorbed into the Arabic tradition, was so unashamedly joyous it seemed a shame to be sitting passively in one's seat.
"Nothing would move us/ To rise above just being cruel." Harmony for the Girls, then, isn't just a musical mode but a political commitment as well.
Having made the move more than a decade ago into a contemporary musical mode, the legendary singer still has the pipes, the electricity, and the audiences that keep him going and going year after year.
When the show does transport in traditional musical mode, the actress is its primary vehicle.
From the last comes the exquisite 'Kakubha Ragini', an illustration of an Indian musical mode, not seen in public since it was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1949-50.
Scott's final chapter explores Just Above My Head, developing Eleanor Traylor's reading of the novel "as a storyteller's novel told in a musical mode." For Scott, Just Above is not only a return to the roots of the black church in Go Tell It on the Mountain, but also forms an important part of Baldwin's quest to "create a form of self-representation that does justice to the complexity of African American subjectivity." Scott's premise is compelling, not least because it convincingly connects Baldwin's earlier and later work, while at the same time suggesting that his work was fluid, that it resisted fixity and closure in favor of development and exploration.