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Iranian Classical Music :: An Introduction - 0 views

    The following characteristics are shared between Iranian and other Central Asian music:

    * The music is mainly monophonic, with each instrument in an ensemble following one melodic scheme.
    * The music is based upon a modal system; with each mode engendering different melodic types, called gushehs in Farsi. The execution of the melodic types are left up to the musician.
    * The use of microtones divides the scales into more than twelve semi-tones.
    * A priority is given to ornamentation.
    * There are a number of substantial pauses in each piece.

    The following are characteristics which distinguish Persian music from other Central Asian music:

    * Melodies are concentrated on a relatively narrow register.
    * Melodic movement occurs by conjunct steps.
    * Emphasis is on cadence, symmetry, and motivic repetition at different pitches.
    * Rhythmic patterns are kept simple.
    * The tempo is often rapid, and the ornamentation is dense.
    * Vocal parts are often decorated with Tahrir, a vocal ornamentation similar to yodeling.
    * Also, Iranian music is unique in the Middle Eastern tradition in that the different melodic phrases, or gushes are supposed to model the rhythmic stamp and melodic pattern of poetry.
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Persian Classical Music Instruments - 0 views

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Persian Classical Music - 0 views

    Iran, Persian art, Singing, Radif, Avaz, Shour, Abou Atta, Bayat Tork, Afshari, Dashti, Homayoun, Bayat Esfahan, Mahour, Segah, Chahargah, Rast Panjgah, Nava, Ney, Santour, Tar, Setar, Tonbak, Daf...
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Tea with Tahmoures Pournazeri | is Sacred - 0 views

    Shams Ensemble starts a new tour on Sunday, September 27, 2009 in San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall. Their other shows on October 3rd in New York, October 10th in Los Angeles, October 17th in San Diego, and November 8th in Washington DC. For tickets go to
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Radio Javan ::: Persian Music - 0 views

    Your Favorite Persian Music 24/7 Radio, MP3s, Music Videos, & More
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