Mudcat Café message #161443 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6800   Message #161443
Posted By: Mary in Kentucky
11-Jan-00 - 10:04 PM
Thread Name: Modes?
Subject: RE: Modes?
Thanks for refreshing this, Sophocleese. I've been studying this for several weeks now. What would really help me is more examples of songs I know that are in each mode.

So far I know:
Campbells are Coming--phrygian (maybe)
Drunken Sailor--dorian
Scarborough Fair--dorian

I'm confused by the Greensleeves statements in Jerry's post. Am I wrong to always think in terms of chords instead of a melody line? Can't a melody note actually have different chords to harmonize it? Therefore, isn't the "real" song defined by the chord progressions instead of the melody line? Is this pure gobbledy-gook? If so, just tell me to go read a theory book. In the meantime, I would love to hear of other tunes (that I might know or can hear on the 'Net) that are in various modes. I particularly like Rare Willie at Lesley's site.