Difference between revisions of "Ionian/Lydian Gapped Scales and Hybrids"

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The Lydian scale is the same as the Ionian scale except that its fourth note is sharpened by a semitone. The Lydian scale has a major third and is thus, together with the Ionian and Mixolydian scales, a major scale. To convert an Ionian to a Lydian key signature add a sharp to, or remove a flat from, it. Likewise, to convert a Lydian to an Ionian key signature, add a flat to, or remove a sharp to, it. Note, however, that, although the above is theoretically correct, heptatonic Lydian scales are virtually unknown in Celtic, Anglo-American and English folk melodies.
 
The Lydian scale is the same as the Ionian scale except that its fourth note is sharpened by a semitone. The Lydian scale has a major third and is thus, together with the Ionian and Mixolydian scales, a major scale. To convert an Ionian to a Lydian key signature add a sharp to, or remove a flat from, it. Likewise, to convert a Lydian to an Ionian key signature, add a flat to, or remove a sharp to, it. Note, however, that, although the above is theoretically correct, heptatonic Lydian scales are virtually unknown in Celtic, Anglo-American and English folk melodies.

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Link to Ionian,_Mixolydian,_Dorian_and_Aeolian:_Samples_and_Examples_of_the_4_Main_Musical_Scales_in_Celtic,_Anglo-American_and_English_Folk_Songs

The Lydian scale is the same as the Ionian scale except that its fourth note is sharpened by a semitone. The Lydian scale has a major third and is thus, together with the Ionian and Mixolydian scales, a major scale. To convert an Ionian to a Lydian key signature add a sharp to, or remove a flat from, it. Likewise, to convert a Lydian to an Ionian key signature, add a flat to, or remove a sharp to, it. Note, however, that, although the above is theoretically correct, heptatonic Lydian scales are virtually unknown in Celtic, Anglo-American and English folk melodies.


07 Barbara Ellen (Cecil J. Sharp, 1916, One Hundred English Folk Songs)

Link: http://folkopedia.efdss.org/wiki/07_Barbara_Ellen

Tune Analysis: E Ionian key signature but no A (4th). If the A were natural the scale would be Ionian, if sharp Lydian. Hexatonic E Ionian/E Lydian gapped scale, Authentic.