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Historically these modes arose as ways of describing and categorizing music that already existed. For medieval liturgical song, or Gregorian chant, the system of modes made it easier to match antiphon chants with a psalm tone. The right psalm tone would mean that at the end of the psalm it was easy to go back and sing the antiphon again. The modes describe ...


The great Evelyn Glennie began to lose her hearing at the age of 8 and was profoundly deaf by age 12, yet she has gone on to be an internationally renowned solo percussionist. Check out her truly inspiring TED talk for an insight into the world of the deaf musicician.

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