The Dastgah Concept in Persian Music

The Dastgah Concept in Persian Music

by Hormoz Farhat
     
 

In traditional Persian art music embodies twelve dastgahs consisting of skeletal melodic models that form the musical vocabulary from which performers produce extemporized pieces. Hormoz Farhat unravels the dastgahs' art, analyzing their intervalic structure, melodic patterns, modulations, and improvisations. This book also includes an examination of composed pieces… See more details below

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In traditional Persian art music embodies twelve dastgahs consisting of skeletal melodic models that form the musical vocabulary from which performers produce extemporized pieces. Hormoz Farhat unravels the dastgahs' art, analyzing their intervalic structure, melodic patterns, modulations, and improvisations. This book also includes an examination of composed pieces which in recent times have become part of the classical repertoire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521542067
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ethnomusicology Series
Pages:
201
Sales rank:
507,174
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.47(d)

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