Mixolydian mode

noun

Definition of Mixolydian mode

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

  2. 2 :  an authentic church mode represented on the white keys of the piano by a diatonic scale from G to G with D as its tenor (see 1tenor 2a)and G as its final (see 2final c) — see church mode illustration

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Origin and Etymology of mixolydian mode

mixolydian from Greek mixolydios mixolydian (from mixo- + lydios Lydian) + English -an; mixolydian mode translation of Greek mixolydios harmonia


First Known Use: 1712


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