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Thread #59200   Message #943167
Posted By: greg stephens
29-Apr-03 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: Relative Minor Key signatures?
Subject: RE: Relative Minor Key signatures?
Ther is nothing incompatible about modes and chords. Modes refer to the notes of the melody, the chords are the harmonies you put with the melody. You can write a modal tune without any harmonic implications at all (most eastern music, and a lot of archaic British and Irish music); but you can write an equally modal tune(like Drunken Sailor or Soldiers Joy) which is based on arpeggiated chords. both kinds of music are equally modal: one is harmonic, one isnt.