The text as an in-depth study of the three forms of minor mode including natural (pure), harmonic and melodic. Designed to accompany Volume I - Major Mode it can also stand alone as a treatise on the history and development of minor mode starting with the Middle Ages as developed by Jaques-Dalcroze.
The text covers all three forms of the doh-to-doh and chromatic scales as well as the doh-to-doh pentatonic scales. Each unit continues to develop music form with tonicization and modulation to nearly related keys. Also included is the introduction of the Neapolitan, Augmented, and Hungarian Gypsy trichords and tetrachords. As in Volume I there are chapters on vocal improvisation and rhythmic and melodic dictation, plus an abundance of music literature for singing, improvising, and analysis. The text also incorporates a historical outline of the modes of the Middle Ages and the early church as developed by Swiss theorist, geographer, poet, and humanist, Heinrich Glarean (1488-1563).