Authentic Mode

Authentic Mode

A Gregorian mode (or church mode) is one of the eight systems of pitch organization used to describe Gregorian chant.

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Gregorian Mode - Tonality - Authentic Mode
... The authentic modes were the odd-numbered modes, 1, 3, 5, 7, and this distinction was extended to the Aeolian and Ionian modes when they were added to the original eight ... An authentic mode has its final as the lowest note of the scale, though in modes 1, 3, and 7 it may occasionally descend one note further, in which case this added scale degree is called the "subfinal ... The range of mode 5 (Lydian) does not employ a subfinal, and so always maintains the note F as its lower limit (Powers 2001d) ...
Gregorian Mode - Tonality - Plagal Mode - In Western Practice
... to include the sixth above the final and the Fifth below, except for the Hypolydian mode, which would have a diminished fifth below the final and so the 4th below, C, remained the lower limit (P ... In the plagal modes, the tenor is a third lower than the tenor of the corresponding authentic mode, except in mode 8 (hypomixolydian), where it is raised to a 4th above the finalis (a ...
Tonality - Plagal Mode - In Western Practice
... final and the Fifth below, except for the Hypolydian mode, which would have a diminished fifth below the final and so the 4th below, C, remained the lower limit (Powers 2001c) ... In the plagal modes, the tenor is a third lower than the tenor of the corresponding authentic mode, except in mode 8 (hypomixolydian), where it is raised to a 4th above the finalis (a ...
Authentic Mode - Tonality - Hierarchy of Tones
... In addition to the final and cofinal, every mode is distinguished by scale degrees called the mediant and the participant ... The mediant is named from its position—in the authentic modes—between the final and cofinal ... In the authentic modes it is the third degree of the scale, unless that note should happen to be B, in which case C substitutes for it ...

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