Mudcat Café message #942033 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59200   Message #942033
Posted By: Richard Bridge
28-Apr-03 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Relative Minor Key signatures?
Subject: RE: Relative Minor Key signatures?
Hi Dave.

No, it was at the Harbourmaster on Friday. We didn't do Drunken Sailor at the Black Horse, and no-one was playing whistle. Good beer there though eh?

As to others above.

Yes, the whistle player is a bit like that, but I suspect that he uses a whistle per key. I've only ever known one whistle player who could play a whistle as a chromatic instrument like a recorder, the half hole fingerings are tricky.

As to the modes, I always thought the way to get the names and pitches was to start with the fact that the modes were all based on the white piano notes so you took the name of the mode, and then moved it the approproate number of demitones so that the start note was the named one - so Mixolydian A would have started on A but had the same intervals as if it had been played on the C scale notes, wherever it starts there.

And have we settled yet whether Drunken sailor is Dorian or Aeolian?