|Mellifluous Mixolydian, 5 x 7", watercolor/Neocolor II|
This certainly rings true as I have been practicing and playing in this mode, thanks to the book by Joanna Mell, Modal Musings: Modes & Music. This delightful volume is part of the Therapy Harp Training Program, the conduit for my pursuit of using the harp to help. Playing through the original compositions by Mell has helped me to absorb the nature of the modes and identify the modes of common, and not-so-common tunes. The idea of making little paintings representing my interpretation of the modes also came out of this practice. The Mixolydian is indeed an "open and joyful" mode. I find that it easily trips off the fingers and is very much like a skip down a path to the open sea.