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
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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