“Medieval Church Modes”
Medieval Church Modes
Jan 27, 2004
- This site is a simple Macromedia Flash module that shows and plays the authentic and plagal versions of the Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian and Mixolydian Church Modes.
- Type of Material:
- This site is an interactive Macromedia Flash demonstration.
- Recommended Uses:
- This module would serve as a demonstration within a more developed study of the church modes for performance or study of modal counterpoint.
- Technical Requirements:
- This site requires a standard browser with a Macromedia Flash plugin.
- Identify Major Learning Goals:
- The major learning goals of this site are to show and identify both notated and aurally theses modes. The tenor and final pitches are also indicated.
- Target Student Population:
- This site is appropriate for undergraduate music theory, modal counterpoint and music appreciation students. The site is also appropriate for high school music students.
- Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
- A knowledge of church mode practice and the ability to read music is needed to understand this site.
- This information in this site is accurate.
- This site does not include any explanation of the church modes, the terms used (i.e., authentic and plagal) or their history.
- The strengh of this site is in reinforcing the notated modes with audio examples.
- This site requires an explanation of the Church Modes as well as their structure and history in order for a student to understand the content of the site.
- This site is easy to use.
- It is not clear at first what "buttons" are to be used to play the modes. It becomes clear with a little experimentation.
- Other Issues and Comments:
- Only four modes are presented. It would be nice to have all of them represented or an explaination of why Ionian and Aeolian are not included.
- Creative Commons: