Modal System • Octoechos

The sounds we hear are all based on what we call the Armenian Modal System. This system uses octoechos to generate the sounds we hear throughout the liturgical calendar year as well as our dependent music.

  • Mode 1 – Ayp Tza (First Voice)
  • Mode 2- Ayp Gen (First Side)
  • Mode 3 – Pen Tza (Second Voice)
  • Mode 4 – Pen Gen (Second Side)
  • Mode 5- Keem Tza (Third Voice)
  • Mode 6 – Keem Gen (Third Side)
  • Mode 7 – Ta Tza (Fourth oice)
  • Mode 8 – Ta Gen (Fourth Size)