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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 OF THE CDS
PERCEPTION AND THE CONCEPT OF GROUPING
CONTEMPORARY CATEGORISATION OF PERSIAN POEMS
REPRESENTATION OF FIXEDMETRE PIECES ON TOMBAK
ADAPTATION OF THE OLD RHYTHMIC CYCLES INTO
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION