Around the World - Turkey, Fasil Style

by Sinisa Cekic

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  • Hi GMC!

    Our journey continues,next stop on our way is- Turkey !

    Turkish classical music refers quite specifically to the music cultivated
    by the Ottoman Empire. That empire included substantial territory which
    had been under Byzantine or Arabic control, and the substratum of traditional music in Turkey was conditioned by that history. Moreover, the music of the Arab Empires had already been strongly conditioned by Persian culture.

    The Ottoman Empire eventually became very cosmopolitan, so that classical compositions by Greek, Armenian, and other minority composers were featured at court. In addition, the Turkish people must have brought their own melodies with them to Anatolia. Consequently, Turkish music has a large & varied system of modes, overlapping the Arabic system of maqam, and spelled makam in Romanized Turkish.

    Other Turkish genres include the restaurant and nightclub music called FASIL, which is closely associated with Turkey's Roma (Gypsy) community, and the hugely popular arabesk, the country's most common pop style, which has roots in Arab raqs sharki (bellydance)!

    This lesson is inspired by the style - Fasil,and I hope that you will like it !

    Chord progression- A,Bb,Gm,Dm

    TS : 4/4

    Tempo : 100 bpm

    Files: Video bass track,GP5 ,Tabs,Backing tracks




    A dominant scale that's also known as the Spanish gypsy scale. The Jewish scale is an inversion of the harmonic minor scale (on the 5th note): E Jewish = A harmonic minor.

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