Iranian Vocal Music: Bayat-e Esfahan

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.

In this course, we will focus specifically on the Bayat-e Esfahan mode. We will practice gushehs (smaller units of notes that define a dastgah) as well as tasnif (a type of vocal composition in classical Persian music), to develop both techniques 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 be comfortable with singing and the capabilities of their voice, and ideally have some familiarity with Persian vocal music.

This course includes

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

Student requirements

  • Instrumental technique: basic
  • 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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