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By Hormoz Farhat

The culture of Persian artwork track embodies twelve modal structures, referred to as dastgahs. every one dastgah represents a posh of skeletal melodic versions at the foundation of which a performer produces extemporised items. The dastgahs revolve round unspecified relevant nuclear melodies which the person musician involves be aware of via event and absorption. it's a own and elusive culture of serious subtlety and intensity. via large learn, together with interviews with major musicians and recording over 100 hours of track, Hormoz Farhat has unravelled the artwork of the dastgah. In his research Professor Farhat analyses the intervallic constitution, melodic styles, modulations, and improvisations inside each one dastgah, and examines the composed items that have develop into part of the classical repertoire in recent years.

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