One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The mode represented by the natural diatonic scale E–E (containing a minor 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th).
- ‘A favourite tale was that of a young man so aroused by a melody in the Phrygian mode that he was on the point of breaking into a young woman's room, when a change to the Hypophrygian mode restored him to a proper frame of mind.’
- ‘Pike also notes the extensive use of the Phrygian mode in this madrigal, which seems to be consistent with its Classical Greek theme.’
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