The mode represented by the natural diatonic scale A-A (containing a minor 3rd, 6th, and 7th).
- If you play the Aeolian mode over the top of this, the results might not be quite what you expected.
- One way to think about the Aeolian mode is to consider the Aeolian mode and Ionian mode the same.
- Once Ionian and Aeolian modes became favored modes, the other modes fell quickly out of favor.
Late 18th century: from Latin Aeolius, 'from Aeolis' (an ancient coastal district of Asia Minor) + -an.
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