Rhythmic structure in Iranian music (2nd Edition)

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Azadehfar, 2011 - Music - 380 pages
 

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Iranian music is famous for its dastgah system, the microtones used and the ability of its musicians for improvisation. So what really happened in rhythmic side of this music was ignored in most discussions. I believe this book fills the gap very well, particularly that it provides the reader with a huge number of audio and notational examples. I think 101 tracks make a real difference in getting the right picture of rhythmic structure of Iranian music. The only problem with this book is that the native author uses several Persian terms in text and the English reader has to refer to its glossary quite often particularly in part two and three of the book.  

Contents

CONTENTS OF THE CDS
xxi
OPENING STATEMENT
35
INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER
47
PERCEPTION AND THE CONCEPT OF GROUPING
65
CONCLUSION
74
CONTEMPORARY CATEGORISATION OF PERSIAN POEMS
85
Chapter 2
95
Appendix 1
97
CHAPTER 4
239
TASNĪF
254
CONCLUSION
272
CHAPTER 5
275
REPRESENTATION OF FIXEDMETRE PIECES ON TOMBAK
287
ADAPTATION OF THE OLD RHYTHMIC CYCLES INTO
293
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
299
CLOSING STATEMENT
321

THE DOCUMENTED RHYTHMIC CYCLES
105
GENERAL DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSION
135
CHAPTER 3
143
THE RHYTHMIC STRUCTURE OF THE RADĪF
175
TAḤRĪR
223
OF RHYTHM IN PERSIAN MUSIC
331
GLOSSARY OF SYMBOLS AND TERMS
345
PEOPLE INDEX
379
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