Definitions

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  • adj. designating a mode in music, the highest of the ancient Greek modes, and now having final G and D dominant

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See under mode.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek μιξο-Λυδιος ("half-Lydian"), from μιξο- (from base of μιγνυναι ("to mix") + Λυδιος ("Lydia"), an ancient country in Asia Minor, which gave its name to another Greek mode). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We overhere grew up with the blues and we heard it in everything we did, even the church music that turned us on the most wasn't those dried up old fig mixolydian and lydian modes from the white church--snoring songs, I call them, but rather the powerful swinging blues-developed gospel hymns of the swinging black choirs and the lead vocalists those choirs carried with them.

    Empirical Study #1(WITH PORTIONS LOST FOREVER)

  • Googlewhacking is a dangerously seductive anticyclonic mixolydian way to waste time at work.

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » Anthropomorphic nipperkin

  • We walked on, visiting a booth of dancing dwarfs, a concert in the mixolydian mode for double-flute, aulos and kithara; a diviner who foretold the winner of the stade race by casting pebbles (the morrow proved him wrong), and even, briefly, a lawyer's exposition of how he could win his client's case when justice, law, public opinion and all the evidence were on the other side.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • It is susceptible of nodes or modes as far apart as hyperphrygian and mixolydian and of texts so divergent as priests haihooping round David's that is Circe's or what am I saying Ceres 'altar and David's tip from the stable to his chief bassoonist about the alrightness of his almightiness.

    Ulysses

  • Hypophrygian, [G: c (e ') b'] dominant, A. Hypolydian, [G: c '(f') c ''] dominant, A. Hypo-mixolydian, [G: d '(g') d ''] dominant, C.

    Critical and Historical Essays Lectures delivered at Columbia University

  • Sing into the iPhone over a metronomic beat, and the software figures out what key you're in, what mode is being used (major, minor, mixolydian, etc.), whether song sections are being repeated, and what chord progressions might work well underneath the melody line.

    Ars Technica

  • Instead of a soloist intent on wowing listeners with his mastery of the mixolydian scales,

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  • So how are you supposed to improvise if someone plays a progression in the key of G mixolydian?

    All Updates @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

  • It is susceptible of nodes or modes as far apart as hyperphrygian and mixolydian and of texts so divergent as priests haihooping round David’s that is Circe’s or what am I saying Ceres’ altar and

    Ulysses

  • well i made a riff and studied it for about 5 minutes i think its in like a mixolydian or something, im just wanting to make sure so i can solo over it fine.

    All Updates @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

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  • "It is susceptible of nodes or modes as far apart as hyperphrygian and mixolydian ..." Joyce, Ulysses, 15

    January 1, 2008