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Fourth, and Plagal of Fourth Modes



Fourth Mode

About the mode

The fourth mode, according to the Greek tradition is the MixoLydian mode. The reflecting sound of this mode is Di

Scale

The fourth mode uses the diatonic scale:

Diatonic Scale of Ni

Listen to the scale.

Master and ending notes

In eirmologika the master notes are on the note Pa and Vou. The papadika pieces end in the note Di.


Plagal of Fourth Mode

About the mode

The plagal of fourth mode is else called Under-mixolydian mode. This mode differs from its base mode(fourth mode) on the master and ending notes. The reflecting sound of this mode is noted, Ni Reflecting sound

Scale

The plagal of fourth Mode uses the diatonic scale:

Diatonic Scale of Ni

Master and ending notes

The master notes of plagal of fourth mode are in Ni, Vou, Di, and Ga, Di, Zo( when the base note is shifted three notes up). the ending notes are in Ni, or Ga- and seldom on the note Vou.

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