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. We will work on the Abu-attâ and Dashti dastgahs, and look at the darâmad, hejâz, dashtestani, ghamangiz, and oshâgh gushehs. We will also learn a tasnif in Abu-attâ a tasnif in Dashti.

This course includes

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

Student requirements

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

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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