Mudcat Café message #40553 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6800   Message #40553
Posted By: Peter T.
06-Oct-98 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: Modes?
Subject: RE: Modes?
Question then: if one of the main reasons for the ascendancy of the well-tempered s ystem, etc., was the tonic-dominant-tension/dynamic that characterises most standard music, then the lack of that tension was what attracted 20th century composers to modal music. So what provides the dynamic in modal music, or is there any? Does each mode have an internal structure that patterns the movement of the music? Yours, Peter