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Iranian music is characterized by a subtle organization of melody and rhythm, in which the vocal component often predominates over the instrumental. Performances are generally improvised, similar to the use of melodies in jazz improvisation in the West. Such a performance has the potential of producing “hal” (inspiration) that can transport both the listener and performer outside the realm of ordinary consciousness. According to the classification of Iranian musical modes, which was finally set about a century ago, Iranian traditional music has been divided into twelve groups. The seven groups which are wider and more independent are called “dastgah / mod”e (دستگاه), and the other five groups which are not independent and have been derived from the dastgah are called “avaz” (آواز) (a group of melodies with the same gamut). Classical Iranian music has undergone development and modification in the hands of gifted musicians throughout several centuries. Rhythmic and melodic modes have grown in number and complexity, and new vocal and instrumental genres have arisen. 

Iranian classical instruments are generally brighter and crisper in tone than many of those used in neighboring cultures. However a Western listener must set aside all his European ideas of the art, because to an ear trained to the octave the "tuneless” sounds may remind one of an orchestra tuning up before the overture commences. Classical poetry is an integral part of a performance of traditional music, particularity the “ghazaI”s (غزل) of Hafez (حافظ) and Saadi (سعدی), as well as the Mathnavi (مثنوی) of Molavi (مولوی).

Refrence(s):

- Beheshti, Oksana (2003). Travel guide to Isfahan, Kashan and more. Iran. Tehran. Rozaneh publication.

 

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