Definition of Lydian mode in English:

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Lydian mode

noun

Music
The mode represented by the natural diatonic scale F-F (containing an augmented 4th).
Example sentences
  • Gangloff moves over to the tambouria for a full exploration of the Lydian mode - the mode you get if you play a scale from the 4th note of a major scale.
  • Every leading Classical composer, through Brahms, always used the Lydian mode and its Mozart treatment of Bach's Royal Theme, as a reference point of composition.
  • It works pretty well until we encounter a B-natural in the final declaration of ‘Happy Birthday,’ suggesting a brief flirtation with the Lydian mode.

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Syllabification: Lyd·i·an mode

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