• The Ancient Musical Modes, their Planetary Links and the Four Temperaments

    And the mixolydian goes from G This is number four in a set of posts exlaining how to utilize ancient manners to fortify inner stability and balance. The first article covered the subject the second dealt with the Phlegmatic Temperament; and the third, with all all the temperament. The present article deals with balancing the Sanguine. D E F G A B C The dorian mode is the same, but starting and finishing on the second note (D). From the point of view, the manner has a Variety of seven notes, therefore it goes like that: * Cheerfulness * Trouble with punctuality The Construction of this Modal Scales * Wears Heart on his/her sleeve. (Too naive and trusting) * Favorable character You'll have noticed that the dorian along with the hypomixolydian are identical, as they both start on D if you have followed my much. However, the hypomixolydian is a manner that is distinctive and has its own rule. Hypomixolydian melodies start on A, in the same manner as the other modes, but they should complete on another note. They ought to finish on the Closing of this Mixolydian, which happens to be G. Similarly, the phrygian mode begins on the third note, (E); These four will be the "authentic manners". The four "hypo-" modes are known as "plagal". Their authentic companions balance, additional resources and should be found beginning a 4th below. Therefore, for instance, the hypodorian begins on 'A' (a 4th beneath the 'D' of the dorian. * Optimism The sanguine minimised by VENUS and is magnified by JUPITER; The lydian goes to E from F; These are the notes of C Playing the Lydian mode raises the Sanguine's qualities. Consequently, if we need to feel more sociable, or more optimistic. We must hear that manner. If, on the other hand, the Sanguine is overly strong in us, (maybe we have been partying a little too much lately, or desire grounding), we can play the hypolydian. This mode would help if we happen to have been experiencing Sanguine qualities, correct an out-of-balance Sanguine. * Enthusiastic nature From the point of view of ancient Greek music therapy, a tune should always begin on the 6th note of this origin important scale (or the "lively middle") and complete on the base note of this mode (the "Closing"). The note 'A' is defined as being the 6th note in the root of C in our case. The SUN is represented by the 6th of this root major. By beginning on A, and returning to it often, then ending on the Final, the Solar Power ('A') is drawn down to the world represented by the Final of the manner. So, in the case of the Lydian, the Sun ('A') is focused on Jupiter (F, or the 4th of this root major). The phlegmatic is raised by the SUN and minimised by the MOON; * Warm personality * Affable nature MARS exaggerates the choleric and diminished by MERCURY; Sunlight governs the dorian. So among its strengths is that it's good for overall alertness. The MOON, rules the hypodorian, on the other hand. So it helps us to fall asleep. Therefore the phlegmatic, which is ruled by the Sun and Moon is balanced by both of these modes. The hypomixolydian has no world of its own, but is regarded as universal, cosmic bliss' manner. It may therefore be used for all therapeutic purposes, and is associated with the entire Cosmos, (called the Sphere of the Fixed Stars in early times. This mode is used to equilibrium SATURN from the humour. * Easy going character Sanguine kinds are usually very social". When it's in balance, the humor exhibits these attributes:- C D E F G A B C When it is unbalanced it projects:- I will also go into the Pythagorean concept of the two modes and the Four Temperaments. * Inconsistent According to the Pythagorean School's Astrology, each Temperament is governed by two planets: the effects of the temperament magnifie, and the other minimises them. The phrygian mode is ruled by MARS. Mars, being "warlike," works towards the essence of the Choleric. MERCURY, however, rules the hypophrygian. This mode is useful for replacing it with communicative styles of leadership, and decreasing the nature of the Choleric as Mercury is a messenger. The next article will deal with the last of this Temperaments: the Melancholic. I will also show more of composing modal melodies on the topic . JUPITER rules the lydian mode. Jupiter is traditionally the "bringer of jollity"", therefore this manner is essential for raising the Sanguine. The hypolydian, on the other hand, is dominated by VENUS. Venus is the Goddess of love. Therefore, she is concerned with much deeper emotions (possibly even "sadder", more awful emotions) than the flighty preoccupations of the Sanguine. So this mode is good for moderating the sanguine. The Eight Modes and the Planets And SATURN increases the melancholic. There is no planet to balance the Saturnian effect but I'll deal with that in a few minutes. The Temperaments and the Planets * Absent mindedness By basing all of them on an ordinary 17, the eight Pythagorean modes can be obtained. As it's made up only on the piano keyboard, let's look at C major for instance. The eight modes and seven planets leave a style. This is the reason why that has been just 1 world associated with by the humour. * Lack of perseverence