Aeolian -> αιολικός, αιόλιος

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Ionian, Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Lydian, Locrian -> ιωνικός, δωρικός, αιολικός, φρυγικός, λοκρικός

Hi, I'm a music student getting into the Ancient Greek modes and I was wondering if there is a meaning for them in English. I'll give an example: the Aeolian mode seems to have relation to the god Aolus, the God of Wind.  I would expect it to have a meaning associated with wind, or something like that. Or maybe a description of the Aeolian peoples.

Here they are:
Ionian
Dorian
Aeolian
Phrygian
Lydian
Mixolydian
Locrian

I hope I didn't do such a bad job explaining my question that no one knows what I'm asking!

Thanks
Mike

PS If you have any additional information please feel free to share!
« Last Edit: 23 Nov, 2009, 14:26:32 by spiros »


 

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