Avaz (music)

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Avaz, or Awaz (Persian: آواز) is unmetered vocal section of a mode in Persian music.

In the years 1965 and 1966 Mahmoud Karimi (maestro of Persian vocal music) performed the whole Avazs which were recorded and transcribed by Mohammad-Taghi Massoudieh. This version was published in 1997 in Tehran.


  • Massoudeih, M. T. (1997). Radīf-i āvāzī-i mūsīqī-i sunnatī-i Īrān. Persian Music Association, Tehran.[ISBN missing].
  • Miller, Lloyd (1999). Music and Song in Persia: the Art of Avaz. Curzon Press, London.[ISBN missing].

External Links[edit]

http://fis-iran.org/en/content/classical-persian-music-archives - Foundation of Iranian Studies Official Site