What is Gregorian mode?

What is Gregorian mode?


A Gregorian mode (or church mode) is one of eight field organization systems used in Gregorian chants.

Eight scales that form the basis of the melody of medieval European chants. In contrast to the major and minor keys, which are based on the functional harmony of the early modern period, these church modes are characterized as the prototype of the melodic mode. Therefore, various non-Western musical genres, including the tone of traditional Japanese music (gagaku, koto) Scale have many things in common. As shown in the figure, the character of each type of church mode, the sound of the song node (final voice, finalis finalis), the voice that is the axis of the up and down movement of the melody (echo or tenor tenor), and the interval specific to each mode (ambitus ambitus). However, it is not uncommon for the range to exceed a downward note and an upward one or two notes. The 9th to 12th modes were added by the 16th-century theorist Glareanus and are the source of the major and minor keys of the early modern period, but are also cited for convenience.

Church mode, choral in the 15th and 16th centuries It survived into the heyday of polyphonic music, but was no longer widely used after the establishment of major and minor tones in the second half of the 17th century. I can no longer. Thank you song> .
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