The Arab World 1 - MusicoftheArabWorld Chapter10inJeffTodd

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Music of the Arab World Chapter 10 in Jeff Todd  Titon’s Worlds of Music
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Music of the Arab World ¡ Arabic language    ¡ diverse ¡ Islam, Christianity, Judaism ¡ not bounded
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Aspects of Arab music ¡ melodic aspects ¡ microtones ¡ melodic modes, called  maqam ¡ rhythm ¡ rhythmic modes (or patterns), called  iqa’ ¡ timbre
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Takht ensemble ¡ ‘ud – short-necked, pear-shaped fretless lute 11-strings in 4 double courses ¡ buzuq – log-necked lute with moveable frets, two sets  of strings in triple courses ¡ nay – endblown flute ¡ qanun – zither, 75 strings in triple courses ¡ riqq – tambourine (frame drum with jingles)
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listening to the takht ensemble: Musical example: “ Shagal ,” (“Obsession”), cd  3:8 ¡ iqa ¡ maqam ¡ heterophony ¡ audience response
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Form, Melody, and  improvisation in Arab music ¡ melodic and rhythmic ostinato (vamp) ¡ taqasim ¡ qafla  – cadential phrase ¡ ornamentation ¡ grace note pickups ¡ octave leaps ¡ trills ¡ turns
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course MUS 130 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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The Arab World 1 - MusicoftheArabWorld Chapter10inJeffTodd

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