Am 25. Mai 2007 um 10:54pm schrieb Dorothy May:
> In a nutshell, in Medieval Mode terminology, the name of the mode is
> related to the final note, second to the range
Only if you just happen to already have a handy keyboard with a
twelvefold scale division, and a partition of the twelve step scale
into a set of 8 that gives let's say greek 'lydian' / church 'ionian',
and another separate set of the 5 other interspersed steps of the 12
ie if you already have a Modal Computer - then its just the end points
you take in the Lydian set that will generate 7 more modes.
But that is assuming rather alot!
rather too much, before ?1300?1400?1500? By 1600 we can assume that
the image of the Modal Computer is relatively widely distributed
A mode is a structure of intervallic relations
You see, if you give kids a computer, they will just assume it
What effect might it have had on the evolution of music if the modal
computer had had a different basic configuration - let's say the
aeolian on the white keys?