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The eight musical modes.

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Source Created by bdesham with GNU LilyPond and post-processed with GraphicConverter. The original version of this image was made by en:User:Hyacinth. The fs in the image are those designated by Curtis as "final". The sources listed at that image page are:
  • Judd, Cristle Collins (ed.) (1998). Tonal Structures of Early Music. New York: Garland Publishing. ISBN 0815323883
    • Liane Curtis. "Mode".
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LilyPond source

\version "2.16.0"

tune = \relative c' {
  \clef treble
  \key c \major
  \time 8/1

  % prevent bar number display on the second line
  \set Score.barNumberVisibility = #(every-nth-bar-number-visible 100)

  d1^\markup{\large{\bold{1. Dorian}}}_\markup{\large{\bold{f}}} e f g a b_\markup{\large{*}} c d
  e,^\markup{\large{\bold{3. Phrygian}}}_\markup{\large{\bold{f}}} f g a b c d e
  f,^\markup{\large{\bold{5. Lydian}}}_\markup{\large{\bold{f}}} g a b_\markup{\large{*}} c d e f
  g,^\markup{\large{\bold{7. Mixolydian}}}_\markup{\large{\bold{f}}} a b c d e f g
  a,,^\markup{\large{\bold{2. Hypodorian}}} b_\markup{\large{*}} c d_\markup{\large{\bold{f}}} e f g a
  b,^\markup{\large{\bold{4. Hypophrygian}}} c d e_\markup{\large{\bold{f}}} f g a b
  c,^\markup{\large{\bold{6. Hypolydian}}} d e f_\markup{\large{\bold{f}}} g a b_\markup{\large{*}} c
  d,^\markup{\large{\bold{8. Hypomixolydian}}} e f g_\markup{\large{\bold{f}}} a b c d

#(set-default-paper-size "letter" 'landscape)
#(set-global-staff-size 22)

\score {
  \new Staff \with { \remove Time_signature_engraver} { \tune }
  \layout { 
    \context {
      \override SpacingSpanner
        #'common-shortest-duration = #(ly:make-moment 1 2)
\markup{\large{* Under certain conditions, the B is flatted in modes 1, 2, 5, and 6.}}

\paper { indent = 0\mm }

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current22:49, 7 December 2013Thumbnail for version as of 22:49, 7 December 20136,248 × 1,608 (43 KB)DboltonReplace flat signs with asterisk and explanatory note
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