Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Historical Greek Musical Modes, the Four Temperaments and their Planetary Hyperlinks.

This is quantity four in a set of short articles exlaining the way to use historic musical modes to strengthen mental balance and inner harmony. The primary article lined the subject broadly; the second dealt with the Phlegmatic Temperament; and the third, with the Choleric temperament. The current article offers with balancing the Sanguine.

I may even go into the traditional Pythagorean concept of the Four Temperaments and the Eight musical modes.

Sanguine varieties are often very sociable?. When it is in balance, the sanguine humour displays these traits:-

* Cheerfulness

* Affable nature

* Warm character

* Enthusiastic nature

* Optimism

* Friendly personality

* Simple going character

When it is unbalanced it tasks:-

* Lack of perseverence

* Hassle with punctuality

* Absent mindedness

* Wears Coronary heart on his/her sleeve. (Too naive and trusting)

* Inconsistent

Taking part in the Lydian mode will increase the great qualities of the Sanguine. So, if we need to feel more sociable, or more optimistic, for example. we must always take heed to that mode. If, on the other hand, the Sanguine is simply too strong in us, (perhaps we've got been partying somewhat too much just lately, or want grounding), we might play the hypolydian. This mode would also help right an out-of-balance Sanguine if we occur to have been experiencing adverse Sanguine qualities.

The Temperaments and the Planets

In keeping with the Astrology of the Pythagorean School, every Temperament is ruled by two planets: One magnifies the effects of the temperament, and the other minimises them.

The phlegmatic is increased by the SUN and minimised by the MOON;

The choleric is exaggerated by MARS and decreased by MERCURY;

The sanguine is magnified by JUPITER and minimised by VENUS;

And the melancholic is elevated by SATURN. There is no planet to steadiness the Saturnian effect on the melancholic, but I'll cope with that in a few moments.

The Eight Musical Modes and the Planets

The eight modes and seven planets depart a mode without a planet. This is the rationale why the melancholic humour has only one planet associated with it.

The dorian is governed by the SUN. So one of its strengths is that it's good for normal alertness. The hypodorian, on the other hand, is ruled by the MOON. So it helps us to fall asleep. Subsequently these two modes balance the phlegmatic, which is also ruled by the Sun and Moon.

The phrygian mode is dominated by MARS. Mars, being ?warlike,? works in direction of the nature of the Choleric. The hypophrygian, nevertheless, is dominated by MERCURY. As Mercury is a messenger, this mode is useful for decreasing the warlike nature of the Choleric, and replacing it with extra communicative types of management.

JUPITER guidelines the lydian mode. Jupiter is historically the "bringer of jollity"?, therefore this mode is important for growing the Sanguine. The hypolydian, on the other hand, is dominated by VENUS. Venus is the Goddess of love. As such, she is concerned with a lot deeper feelings (maybe even "sadder", extra tragic feelings) than the flighty preoccupations of the Sanguine. So this mode is sweet for moderating the sanguine.

The Building of the Modal Scales

The eight Pythagorean modes might be shortly obtained by basing all of them on an strange major scale. Let's look at C major as an example, as it is made up solely of white notes on the piano keyboard.

These are the notes of C main:


The dorian mode is similar, however starting and finishing on the second note (D). From the therapeutic perspective, the mode solely has a spread of seven notes, so it goes like this:


Equally, the phrygian mode begins on the third note, (E);

The lydian goes from F to E;

And the mixolydian goes from G to F.

These four are the "genuine modes". The four "hypo-" modes are known as "plagal". These steadiness their authentic companions, and are to be found beginning a 4th below. So, as an example, the hypodorian begins on 'A' (a 4th under t

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