[Smt-talk] Examples of Modes

hestekin at mun.ca hestekin at mun.ca
Fri Aug 23 04:46:46 PDT 2013

Quoting "Guerin, William Brian" <wguerin at indiana.edu>:

> Dear Luke,
> Excellent question!  There are probably two ways to answer it, depending on
> whether you're more concerned with the historical Church modes, or with the
> modes as thought of by jazz musicians (that is, as rotations of the major
> scale without concern for things like range, typical intervallic gestures,
> etc.)
> In the latter, case, I don't know of any single source — a lot of elementary
> jazz theory books  diagram the modes, but they don't seem to give examples
> from the literature.  However, looking up each individual mode on Wikipedia
> gives some examples, which should probably be verified of course! :-)


Check Vincent Persichetti's *Twentieth Century Harmony* 

Kjellrun Hestekin
Memorial University of Newfoundland (ret.)

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