The Musical Mode
The musical mode of harmony is symbolic of political ideal and moral expectation altogether. Politics in ancient times would be schemed to resemble or interact with music in both representational and expressive aspects. Hence different forms of political practices were supposed to be embodied in different styles of music that were construed as echoing people’s feelings and responses to the social reality, the current governance, and the human condition in the main. Such embodiment would be specified in the varied changes of sounds and melodies.