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DASTGÂH e MÁHUR (part 03)

7- XOSRAVÁNI: Here we play B♭ for the first time and make our MAQÂM e RÂST or DARÂMAD e MÁHUR complete( based on F):

(F) G A B♭C

But this Guše starts with G as it’s I:st and the most important note of XOSRAVÁNI (so it sounds like NAVÁ tetrachord)*, however it ends on low C with a figure we’ve seen before in Guše ye DARÂMAD e MÁHUR.

8-DELKAŠ: Now it’s time to analyze one of the most important modal Gušes of DASTGÂH e MÁHUR. Here we play a DARÂMAD e ŠUR tetrachord, based on G (on the second degree of the second DÂD e MÁHUR tetrachord, based on F) which means “A” lowers a quarter step to (Ak):

G Ak B♭ C

But this alteration makes the lower tetrachord to change to a ŠAHNAZ tetrachord so the intervals of the first and the second tetrachord would be the same again and the whole Gušes would sound like ŠUR:

   (C) D Ek F G

G Ak B♭ C

However, moving towards the end, we would face another alteration: Ek goes back to E natural and the finalis comes down to C again.

9-ČAHÂRMEZRÂB VA FORUD: ČAHÂRMEZRÂB is a rhythmic pattern which players were playing to show their technical skills and FORUD means going back to finalis and happens in most of Gušes of all DASTGÂHs. In this Guše that comes right after DELKAŠ, melody starts with G and A is still lowered a quarter step and for the first time, melody expands to the high C and even D. The finalis is G but in FORUD, it’s obvious that it return to C again. There is no Ek in this Guše. The high B is flat but as we descend to move the finalis to C, the low B natural is used to give the melody a cadence like a major scale.

But before the FORUD , halfway through this Guše, after you hear E for the first time(which is E♮) to sound like a MÁHUR in F.Then Ak (high A) goes back to A natural.

F♯ is used before the ending as it’s been used in MAJLES AFRUZ (see previous blog; DASTGÂH e MÁHUR (part2))

*: We’ve seen this before in DÂD but based on D (on the second degree of the main finals of DASTGÂH e MÁHUR:

D E F G

To be continued…

☆: All the musics in this blog is played by OSTÂD HOSEIN ALI:ZÂDEH on SETÂR and has been published by MÂHUR RECORDS.

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