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Old 2005-02-23, 22:19
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Medieval sound

Post your theory bits on how to achieve a medieval sound.

Modes are a type of scale that were used in medieval music. There are 7 of those, and I can't remember their names, so I won't bother.

Ok, you know how the C major scale has no sharps or flats, nor does the A minor scale? That's because they're C and A modes. An E mode would start at E, and have no sharps or flats, to explain a bit better, if you played it one the piano you would play from E to E without hitting the black keys. All the other modes are constructed the same way, and the B mode is the devil's mode (B is the devil's note). Those were forbidden in christian music.

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