Here’s something I’ve been thinking about lately:
There are obviously more moods/feelings than modes. And I started to set up a “thought experiment”: how would one go about describing basically endless phenomena with a limited number of moods. My first superficial conclusion was that I’d either have to categorize the feelings and moods and assign them to one of modes or “compund” the modes and use certain combinatons to describe the mood. The first solution leaves more room for interpretation, the latter is more precise. I’d love hear Kiko’s take on this, what his usual thought process is etc.
(I am aware that the answer might be both and none, as music is a form of art and there are no hard and fast rules. But this sort of experimental/methodological approach is ingrained in me as I am a molecular biologist trying to become a musician… :D)