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  • noun One of the basic melody types in traditional Persian music, each consisting of seven base notes and seven further variable notes used for ornamentation and modulation.

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Persian دستگاه (dastgāh)

Examples

  • The group plays music governed by a form called a dastgah that provides a sort of seed motif and a framework within which the performers add layers of modulations and melodic patterns, then circle back to the motif.

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  • I show how to play the most important gushe's (parts) of dastgah segah.

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  • "All intervals-no longer pixelated on the Western grid system of equal temperament, nor tied to the Eastern single-tonic system of maqam or dastgah-were now able to co-exist along a steady continuum of frequency."

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  • Since then he's been working with a fellow traveler from California, Iranian-American saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh, who's undertaken a similar combination of jazz and Persian dastgah-like maqam, it's a group of governing modes and patterns rather than a genre, and both systems use microtonal intervals that sound vividly strange to Western ears.

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  • "Radif Suite" (Pi) is the product of a companionably radical cultural exchange between Amir ElSaffar, a trumpeter fluent in the Iraqi maqam tradition, and Hafez Modirzadeh, a tenor saxophonist versed in the Persian modal system of dastgah.

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  • Since then he's been working with a fellow traveler from California, Iranian-American saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh, who's undertaken a similar combination of jazz and Persian dastgah-like maqam, it's a group of governing modes and patterns rather than a genre, and both systems use microtonal intervals that sound vividly strange to Western ears.

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  • I show how to play the most important gushe's (parts) of dastgah segah.

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  • "All intervals-no longer pixelated on the Western grid system of equal temperament, nor tied to the Eastern single-tonic system of maqam or dastgah-were now able to co-exist along a steady continuum of frequency."

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  • (dastgah) and the Indian one (raga), there are several scales in both where the intervals overlap.

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  • (dastgah) and the Indian one (raga), there are several scales in both where the intervals overlap.

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