|From:||Flaming Hakama by Elaine|
|Subject:||Re:Key signatures in modes other than Ionian & Aeolian|
|Date:||Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:30:17 -0700|
-------- Original message --------From: Peter Crighton <address@hidden>Date: 4/16/18 2:36 PM (GMT-08:00)To: LilyPond User Mailing List <address@hidden>Subject: Key signatures in modes other than Ionian & Aeolian
my question is not exclusive to LilyPond, but I hope you can enlighten me anyway.
I am transcribing a song in D Mixolydian and am wondering which key signature to notate it in – d \mixolydian (because that is the mode it is in) or d \major (because a D major chord clearly is the tonic of the song). I’d rather notate it in d \mixolydian, which seems correct to me, but might it be easier to read (especially for non-professional musicians) in d \major just with a natural sign before every c?What is everyone doing in such a case? Any experiences which is easier to read? Also, could the style of music matter? In Early Music I’d be even more inclined to notate in d \mixolydian, but in this case it is a pop song where people might only expect to see major or minor keys.
Curious to hear what you all think.
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