Mudcat Café message #41527 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Barbara
13-Oct-98 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Modes?
Subject: RE: Modes?
Pete, there is also a minor, I believe called the melodic? harmonic? that uses one set of intervals (i.e. the half step leading tone)ascending and nnother set (whole step)descending. I remember learning that in a music theory class, once, but I can't now recall more specifics. It might be in a music dictionary if you looked up 'minor'.
Something else we did then was name tunes for each of the modes.
Here people have named one possible phrygian - The Campbells are Coming(I have my doubts about this actually being phrygian; anyone?);

Spanish phrygian -"Sketches of Spain"
locrian - Within You,
Without you and several dorian - "Drunken Sailor" "Scarborough Fair" "Maid on the Shore" "Lord Mayo"
This leaves considerable ground uncovered.
Blessings,
Barbara