Mudcat Café message #1871257 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95827   Message #1871257
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
29-Oct-06 - 07:40 AM
Thread Name: Modes vs Scales
Subject: RE: Modes vs Scales
It isn't clear which bit of the Early Music FAQ Tootler is pointing to.

In any case, the modal system of chant-centred early music is not adequate for describing folk music, and never was. Gapped scales (which do not occur in chant) need special consideration.

As Todd says himself, he wasn't aiming to provide much detail about non-Western traditions, just to share his personal enthusiasms. www.maqamworld.com is one several more recent sites that goes into far more detail.