Lydian mode

noun

Definition of Lydian mode

  1. 1 :  an ancient Greek mode represented on the white keys of the piano by a descending diatonic scale from C to C — see greek mode illustration

  2. 2 [translation of Medieval Latin modus Lydius] :  an authentic church mode represented on the white keys of the piano by a diatonic scale from F to F with C as its tenor (see 1tenor 2a)and F as its final (see 2final c) — see church mode illustration

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Origin and Etymology of lydian mode

translation of Greek harmonia lydia


First Known Use: 1636


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