At 05:27 PM 9/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I'd like to know how people on the list feel about the use of key
>signatures in transcribing tunes that are in the dorian or mixolydian
>modes. Forgive me if this has already been discussed.
>It seems that most tune collections use the key signatures that in
>classical music are used for the major and minor keys, and then use
>accidentals to alter the modal notes that don't fit this key signature.
I like the Breathnach approach myself. I suppose your choice should hinge on
what kind of people are going to use your transcriptions. If they are for
the general public the old approach makes sense. The ethno community and
certainly the musicians are by now used to the "modal" notation.
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