Definition of Minor mode

1. Noun. A key based on the minor scale.

Exact synonyms: Minor Key
Generic synonyms: Key, Tonality



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Literary usage of Minor mode

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1. The Material Used in Musical Composition: A System of Harmony Designed by Percy Goetschius (1913)
"THE PRINCIPAL TRIADS IN THE minor mode. 101. The derivation of the major scale was shown in par. 18. The so-called minor scale (or mode) is not a natural, ..."

2. The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music: Being a by Handel and Haydn Society (Boston, Mass.), Mass Handel and Haydn Society (Boston, Lowell Mason (1830)
"[Do in the Major and La in the minor mode.] 2. What is its peculiar character ? It determines the pitch of the scale. It is the basis or foundation upon ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Now, the modern minor mode ΓΌ too firmly rooted in its minor tonic chord for the loth-century .... Thus in the minor mode modulation to the dominant key is, ..."

4. Exercises in Elementary Counterpoint by Percy Goetschius (1910)
"CHAPTER V. THE minor mode. 48. As stated in par. 30, all rules of melodic movement in the major mode are valid for minor, with no other modification than ..."

5. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1912)
"It was not until composers ventured to put a minor chord at the close of compositions written in the minor mode, that the musical feeling of European ..."

6. The Theory and Practice of Tone-relations: An Elementary Course of Harmony by Percy Goetschius (1917)
"The other, ie, the minor mode, is consequently to be regarded as an unnatural or artificial ... The scale thus obtained is called the harmonic minor mode. ..."

7. A System of Harmony: Founded on Key Relationship, by Means of which a by Hugh Archibald Clarke, Homer Albert Norris (1903)
"Those marked with a cross, in the minor mode, are not admitted as independent chords. We have already seen that the one on the seventh degree of the minor ..."

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