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[*] posted on 1-22-2021 at 09:46 PM


I can send a few sheets if you want (message me) but you can easily learn Armenian folk songs by ear! Just takes a few months practice and you can usually pick out the tunes as they have certain motifs that often repeat
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[*] posted on 1-23-2021 at 05:46 AM


The sheet music would be helpful, but you're right, a lot of this can be learned by ear fairly quickly. It's just a matter of isolating the main melody and slowly adding on all the little flourishes as you gain more skill.
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[*] posted on 3-19-2021 at 06:44 PM


The song Finjan (Fincani Tastan Oyarlar) is in Hijaz
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[*] posted on 3-20-2021 at 03:55 AM


Oh it is? That's interesting. I remember seeing sheet music for Finjan somewhere and I swear I saw quarter tones. I thought Hijaz didn't have any quarter tones (unless the Turks play Hijaz differently).
The song "Akh Im Anoush Yarus" is also in Hijaz correct?
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[*] posted on 3-20-2021 at 05:51 AM


Yep Agh Im Anoush Yarush is hijaz.
The hijaz tetrachord (four-note section of a scale) is quite flexible, so while you can play it on a chromatic instrument as semitone-augmented second-semitone (e.q. A, Bb, C#, D) on the oud it's common to make the semitones wider, so it can even end up as 3/4 tone-tone-3/4 tone (A, B half-flat, C half-sharp, D) in extreme cases. And of course it can be anywhere in between!
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[*] posted on 3-20-2021 at 06:04 AM


Wow, it just goes to show how learning things by ear is probably the best route to take.
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[*] posted on 3-20-2021 at 11:18 PM


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