Polymodality

Polymodality

 

in music, the combining of different modes, using the same tonic (for example, the Lydian and Phrygian modes). Polymodality is encountered in contemporary music by such composers as B. Bartók, P. Hindemith, O. Messiaen, and S. S. Prokofiev.

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Though Mitchell's modal practices are eye-raising in the context of traditional Western tonal practice, Whitesell does not comparatively situate them in the context of rock, where adherence to a small body of standard guitar chord fingerings has made so-called polymodality more the rule than the exception.
In discussing polymodality and the creation of the work As I crossed a bridge of dreams (1975), she draws out elements from her own experiences as a female composer in a time and place when these contexts were being challenged and reshaped.
He was a pioneer of polytonality and polymodality from the early 1900s onwards, besides being a master contrapuntist whose idol was J.
As seen in Figure 2, the combined data set is not well described by parametric distributions, and there is a suggestion of polymodality.
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