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I don't know about that peice in particular, but yes, there is a type of music where, as you said: a soloist sings slowly without much of a repeated melody. In Arabic, it's called a "mawwal" (Arabic: موال). I know in Turkish it's "uzun hava" (according to what a Turkish friend told me). I'm sure it has different names in Krudish and Persian as well. It's ...


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ignore or forget anything that says "starts from". melodies that start on C might not be in the key of C or any of it's modes. it could be Em phygian or A minor! "pickup notes" can be misleading. I would've understood modes 6 years earlier if every book or article didn't say "STARTS FROM". It's incredibly misleading and just plain wrong. situation #2 - ...


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For what it's worth; I've found this mode to work best in lead lines.. not necessarily in composing harmony around an actual "key" based off it. It has some odd chords; the V chord is Diminished; so V-I sounds odd (Diminished doesn't want to "go" that way). It makes convincing music somewhat difficult. But playing an E Phrygian scale over an E minor chord ...


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You can use V-I, although you need to prep it well. A not-unusual formula is to end with a standard Phrygian cadence (♭vii6-I), and then close it off with V-I or viiᵒ-I (often over over a tonic pedal). Also, less conventional, but using a formula that actually arose from the Phrygian cadence, is to use an augmented sixth as your dominant. (I've closed off a ...


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Each mode has it's own unique harmony associated with it and Phrygian is no different. The most notable thing about Phrygian harmony is the II chord which in E Phrygian is F. It's really strong and it is very commonly borrowed and used as what is known as a Neapolitan chord. You would want your chord progression to utilize the II chord like a dominant since ...


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This is probably why the Ionian and Aeolian modes have become the most oft used. Both will resolve more easily, using the same 7 notes available to each.the Ionian because the V gives a convincing resolution to I, the Aeolian because the V is not a bad resolution. This of course spawned the harmonic minor, with the raised 7th, which then gives a far more ...



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