Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 30, 2013-- aeolian
Posted on 01/30/2013 4:48:09 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 30, 2013-- aeolian
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
aeolian [ee-oh-lee-uh n]
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1. pertaining to Aeolus, (the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology), or to the winds in general.
2. ( usually lowercase ) of or caused by the wind; wind-blown.
3. poetic/literary: characterized by a sighing or moaning sound as if produced by the wind.
15951605; Aeoli ( us ) pertaining to Aeolus + -an
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Here you go, early birds!
We get a lot of aeolian action in the Midwest. But, today ‘ll see snow.
I hope it doesn't get too windy. I'm flying from Newark to Las Vegas and it's not for a happy occasion. A very dear friend passed away, and I'm going to pay my respects to him.
I am Aeolio!
oh i’m sorry to hear about your friend. i really enjoyed my time in LV in Sept. One of my colleagues is going this weekend with one of his law school friends, sans wives, i said please don’t end up on the news. Since you are going for a funeral i won’t worry about you being on the news ; )
I’ll be spending my time in beautifu downtown Henderson. Not much chance of my making the evening news.
Thanks. He was my racquetball opponent for years, a good deal older than me. Cancer took him a few days after his 81st birthday.
The aeolian sighs and moans of those hurt by the obama economy are becoming louder and louder!
The Aeolian Mode is the Natural Minor. It is a musical Term
You can hear the Aeolian Mode by playing 8 consecutive white keys on the piano, starting and ending on A.
The Piano was DESIGNED upon the Aeolian Mode, with the other 6 modes fitted in like this: (White Keys only)
Aeolian: Start on A (Natural Minor)
Locrian: Start on B (A Very Weird diminished mode)
Ionian: Start on C (Our Do-Re-Mi Major Scale)
Dorian: Start on D (A minor mode popular in the Middle Ages and Favored by Composer John Williams)
Phrygian: Start on E. A minor Mode with a flat second used by Beethoven in “Turkish March)
Lydian: Start on F (A major Mode with a Raised 4th,)
Mixolyidian: Start on G (A Major Mode with a Dominant 7th)
Brother Guido of Arezzi (12th Cent) was the first person to assign lyrics to the Ionian Mode, giving us the Do-Re-Mi sequence. There is a statue of him in that town in italy and he is credited as being the father of modern musical notation.
He did this because he couldn’t get his choir to sing the right notes.
And THAT my FRiends is where “Aeolian” comes from.
Since it only involves the WHITE Keys, we can assume that the Aeolian Mode is Raciss.
Don’t blame me. I didn’t vote for him. :)
That was a terrific music lesson!
well aren’t you enlightening us on this in the most fascinating way today@!! thanks!
It is MY Pleasure!
I am not a big expert on most things, but when it comes to music...it is my JOB, My Hobby, AND my Passion!
We had some aeolian damage in the area, with trees down and some flooding. My youngest just sent me a text saying there is water in some classrooms and hallways but they are not sending anyone home.
From my college days long ago, I remember that an aeolian response would come from a respiratory patient whose alveoli were compromised.
Not as a med student — actually, modeling airflow in the long for a term project. Fascinating stuff
Good luck with the wind and water.
Medicine, music—you guys are just fountains of information today.
Really interesting. I love this class. Thanks for the post.
3 funerals in 3 weeks for me. enough already.
This is my second in two weeks. It’s like Yogi Berra says: If you don’t go to their funerals, they won’t go to yours.
I just know that d minor is a “sad” chord. I learned it from Spinal Tap.
Thank You for your kind words! :-)
I really love the Seven Modes, and have been playing them on the piano for years and years. I really shocked my Bass Teacher, when I just opened my mouth and SANG them. Since Western Music focuses mostly on the Ionian and Aeolian Modes (Major and minor), very few people can just sing the other ones off the top of their head. Even though Steve was an Excellent Musician and Bassist (Played with Peter Frampton for ten years!), he still found it amazing and amusing that I could sing the weirder modes without thinking about it first. LOL!
Yes, left that other site has enlightened us on the musical definition.
A+++ because I like the way the wind blows. That is just grate.
How timely is this. I’m going to see Frampton perform Friday night.
One can learn much from Spinal Tap.
A very important lesson from the film:
It is ALWAYS the Bass Player who gets stuck in the giant seed pod.
He is STILL excellent!
Even without the long hair (LOL)!
I think he actually looks better now.
My Friend is in Nashville now, probably doing session work.
But still safer than being a drummer!
Also, “you can’t dust for vomit.”
Did you catch my link yesterday to this captivating, ilustrated view of the history of music?
Although this appears to be in Spanish, I can understand every word!
BTW, didn’t there used to be a piano manufacturer named Aeolian?
I’m sorry for the loss of your friend - cancer is a tough way to go. I hope you have a safe trip and good memories of your times together.
Did I ever tell you about seeing him in a parking lot? He was mailing a guitar overseas and my spouse was walking in the same direction and I yelled “Hey!” to him and Frampton turned around and smiled. What are the odds that my HS crush would be walking in a parking lot next to my spouse? I just froze when I saw that face and realized who he was. It was a fun moment.
By any chance, is his last name Carmen?
That is very kind of you. Thanks much. I’m heading for the airport. I will try to respond to further posts via the iPad.
Yes. I believe it was a division of the Baldwin Company.
A very NICE piano!
But you CAN “Break Like the Wind!”
An Aeolian Reference! LOL!
Now I’m heading to the airport, too. My weekend job got pushed up.
That was wonderful!
But they left out Robert Johnson (Blues)
and the Rolling Stones.
I know they couldn’t put in everything, but IMHO, those two omissions were egregious!
But they DID remember Brother Guido. I am happy about that, because some people think I make this stuff up! LOL!
Sometimes, “Do You Feel Like I do?” was over 20 minutes long when done in concert.
And the Bass part was the SAME all the way through.
No, but he sometimes did keyboard so we might be thinking of different people. LOL. (Frampton has had a LONG Career, and a LOT of sidemen.)
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