Fasıl

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The fasıl is a suite in Ottoman classical music. It is similar to the Arabic nawba and waslah.

A classical fasıl generally includes movements such as taksim, peşrev, kâr, beste, ağır semâ'î, yürük semâ'î, gazel, şarkı and saz semâ'î, played continuously without interludes and interconnected through aranağme arrangements.[1]

A modern fasıl typically includes movements such as taksim, peşrev, şarkı (ağır aksak), yürük semâ'î, Türk aksağı, taksim, şarkı (a few with increasing tempo) and saz semâ'î.

Traditional Fasıl (both classical and modern) is a musical act distinct from the performance of "oriental" or "arabesque" pop and folk songs found at meyhanes and taverns, which have come to be sometimes referred by the same name.

Further reading[edit]

  • Feldman, Walter (1996). Music of the Ottoman Court: Makam, Composition and the Early Ottoman Instrumental Repertoire. Intercultural Music Studies. Berlin: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung. ISBN 3-86135-641-4. Lay summaryVerlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung (2008-11-12). 
  • Bektaş, Tolga (Winter–Spring 2005). "Relationships between Prosodic and Musical Meters in the Beste Form of Classical Turkish Music". Asian Music (PDF) (Ithaca, NY, USA: Society for Asian Music) 36 (1): 1. doi:10.1353/amu.2005.0003. ISSN 0044-9202.  Abstract: Project Muse

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