History of Persian Music
Some great lines:
Before Islam, music was an important and intense cultural life.
* Year 621: invasion of the Arabs. Prohibition of arts (including music) and silencing devaluation of a rich culture.
* Intensity of musical life,
however, until the sixteenth
century and irremediable decline for three centuries.
1906: musical revival (linked to the democratic revolution) that affects all social classes thanks to the master
transcription start (music transmitted however orally).
Persian classical music (traditional or
modern) is organized into modal systems. A mode is a scale that has sound data in its
internal organization and its own
character development: it
is the SPIRIT mode,
the "perfume". Mode is
composed of melodic
number varies for each mode. The goushés have name, but
for most of them, they have no definite rhythm. Many
were lost during the Arab occupation and because of oral transmission. The work of the artist is to enter the selected mode until you find the spirit. It can then interpret the directory, vary or improvise and compose. The Iranian musician does not grow virtuosity for its own sake,
it mobilizes all its
power to achieve fullness expressive, "Hal"