Iranian Vocal Music

with Mehdi Emami

  • Iranian
  • Voice
  • English

Description

This course will focus on the Persian vocal tradition, specifically from the Qajar era. We will concentrate on vocal technique and the radif, the collection of modes preserved by oral tradition.

We will devote special attention to the dastgāh (modal system), and to the tasnif, a type of vocal composition in classical Persian music. We will practice gushehs (smaller units of notes that define a dastgah), to develop both technique and understanding of the melodic structures of this tradition. Repertoire will include radif and tasnifs as interpreted by Master Abdullah Davami and Master Mohammad Reza Shajarian.

Students should have basic familiarity with singing and the capabilities of their voice, though not necessarily have attempted Persian vocal music before.

TIME CHANGES: This course's schedule includes a transition to/from Daylight Saving Time (aka Summer Time), which may mean that the class times will vary for you. Please set your time zone, and check the schedule on the course page carefully, so you don't miss anything.

This course includes

  • 24 Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access to Video Recordings
  • Certificate of Completion

Student requirements

  • Instrumental technique: basic
  • Western theory: any level
  • Modal music theory: any level
  • Sight reading: basic
  • Transposition: any level
  • Learning by ear: basic
  • Composition: any level
  • Improvisation: any level

Day Date Start Finish
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm

In case a class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, one or more additional make-up classes will take place at the same time on the same weekdays following the last week of classes.


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