CD Track List
Chapter 1: Anatolian Rural Musics and Instruments
1.1: Rural song forms: türkü and uzun hava
1.2: Asik poetry and poets
1.3: Alevi sacred/secular music
1.4: Saz-family instruments
1.5: Saz making
1.6: Kemençe and Karadeniz folk song
1.7: Dance music and drumming: Oyun havasi and the aski-davul
1.8: Conclusion: rural music in urban Turkey
Chapter 2: Urban Musics and Instruments
2.1: History of urban art music until 1950
2.3: Contexts 1: music institutes and concert halls
2.4: Sarki and fasil: song and suite forms
2.6: Instrumental art music composition
2.7: Roman oyun havasi
2.9: Contexts 2: restaurant and meyhane music
2.9: Klasik kemençe (lyra politiki)
Chapter 3: Musical Features: Rhythm, Melody, and Form
3.1: Usul, beat structures, and meter
3.2: Asymmetrical beat structures and the feel of aksak
3.3: Rhythms made within aksak beat structures
3.4: Comparison of rhythmic layers in karsilama and zeybek dance forms
3.5: Musical form: soru-cevap
3.6: Melodic structure: seyir and durak
Chapter 4: Arranged Folk and Art Musics and New Musical Instruments
4.1: Arrangements in art music ensembles
4.2: Making Karadeniz music: "Bu Dünya Bir Pencere"
4.3: Alevi arrangements: Dertli Divani, "Zamani Gelir"
4.5: Kurdish arrangements and Aynur's "Keçe Kurdan"
4.6: Profile: Erkan Ogur
Chapter 5: Music, Politics, and Meaning
5.1: In memory of a general: Asik Veysel's "Atatürk'e Agit"
5.2: Alevis against corruption: Cemali's industrial cover of "Yuh Yuh"
5.3: Folk heroes and socialist politics in the songs of Grup Yorum
5.4: Azeri and Armenian identity and the story of "Sari Gelin/Sari Gyalin"