TURKISH MUSIC DICTIONARY
An anonymous piece.
A compound makam used in Turkish Classical Music, created by Hüseyin Saadettin Arel by adding the Şedd-i Arabân makam to the makam Hüzzâm. Its dominant is segâh (Si/B one koma flat).
A compound makam of Turkish Classical Music, formed by adding the makam Aşîrân to the makam Pençgâh.
A type of large cranked music box used by street musicians
A makam once used in Turkish Classical Music. No examples have survived to the present.
A long-necked lute. The original instrument was developed in the Arab world, and was then passed to Europe where it was developed and spread.
Lit. "The lips do not touch." A competitive practice in the Northern Anatolian âşık tradition, in which at least two âşıks sing their poetry without touching their lips, thus not pronouncing the labial consonants b, p and m.
A ten-beat minor usûl of, consisting of one cycle each of Yürük Semâî and Sofyân. It is used in minor forms, especially in peşrev, nakış beste and Mevlevî music.
A lullabye of the Iraqi Turkmen.
The name for dances accompanied by folk songs in the Gaziantep region.
A common folk dance in the Caucasus region; the melody that accompanies this dance is called Lezginka.
In Turkish Classical Music, a quick, 2/4 insrumental form and dance music.
A wind instrument used in Turkish music.