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Music in Turkey


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Foreword Preface CD Track List Chapter 1: Anatolian Rural Musics and Instruments 1.1: Rural song forms: turku and uzun hava 1.2: Asik poetry and poets 1.3: Alevi sacred/secular music 1.4: Saz-family instruments 1.5: Saz making 1.6: Kemence and Karadeniz folk song 1.7: Dance music and drumming: Oyun havasi and the aski-davul 1.8: Conclusion: rural music in urban Turkey Chapter 2: Urban Musics and Instruments 2.1: History of urban art music until 1950 2.2: Oud 2.3: Contexts 1: music institutes and concert halls 2.4: Sarki and fasil: song and suite forms 2.5: Tanbur 2.6: Instrumental art music composition 2.7: Roman oyun havasi 2.9: Contexts 2: restaurant and meyhane music 2.9: Klasik kemence (lyra politiki) 2.10: Conclusion Chapter 3: Musical Features: Rhythm, Melody, and Form 3.1: Usul, beat structures, and meter 3.2: Asymmetrical beat structures and the feel of aksak 3.3: Rhythms made within aksak beat structures 3.4: Comparison of rhythmic layers in karsilama and zeybek dance forms 3.5: Musical form: soru-cevap 3.6: Melodic structure: seyir and durak 3.7: Conclusion Chapter 4: Arranged Folk and Art Musics and New Musical Instruments 4.1: Arrangements in art music ensembles 4.2: Making Karadeniz music: "Bu Dunya Bir Pencere" 4.3: Alevi arrangements: Dertli Divani, "Zamani Gelir" 4.4: Arabesk 4.5: Kurdish arrangements and Aynur's "Kece Kurdan" 4.6: Profile: Erkan Ogur 4.7: Conclusion Chapter 5: Music, Politics, and Meaning 5.1: In memory of a general: Asik Veysel's "Ataturk'e Agit" 5.2: Alevis against corruption: Cemali's industrial cover of "Yuh Yuh" 5.3: Folk heroes and socialist politics in the songs of Grup Yorum 5.4: Azeri and Armenian identity and the story of "Sari Gelin/Sari Gyalin" Afterword Glossary References Resources Index

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Eliot Bates is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Cornell University. He has performed extensive ethnographic research in Turkey, focusing on the digital production of traditional music in recording studios. Dr. Bates is also an accomplished oud performer and professional audio engineer.

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