Aeolian mode


Definition of Aeolian mode

: a Renaissance church mode represented as a diatonic scale from A to A on the white keys of the piano with E as its tenor (see tenor entry 1 sense 2a)and A as its final (see final entry 2 sense c) — see church mode illustration

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First Known Use of Aeolian mode

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aeolian mode

Aeolian entry 1

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The first known use of Aeolian mode was circa 1771

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“Aeolian mode.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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