Dastgāh-e Rast-Panjgāh

About this Dastgāh

One of the least performed Dastgah-sa is Rast-Panjgāh. In the majority, this Dastgah is derived from other Dastgah-ha repertoire. Many Iranian classical musicians consider this Dastgah a tool to teach modulation in various modes for pedagogical purposes. This version of Rast-Panjgāh has C as the first scale degree.

Some hints:

The Sequence tab below contains an annotated example of this Dastgāh. The fourth degree/tone of the scale (F in this case) is the aqaz("beginning") The pitch with which a Dastgah, Avaz or Gusheh is usually initiated. In some Dastgah, it is different from the Foroud, while in others they are the same pitch.Visit the link to learn more, finalisThe finalis or foroud is a pitch that functions as a melodic cadence's goal or destination tone and creates a sense of conclusion. The term "tonic" is also sometimes used, but some authors avoid using it because it is associated with Western music theory.Visit the link to learn more, and the starting point of the improvisation. The dotted line shows the area of melodic motion. Note that, in certain cases, the higher E (but not the lower one) is played as an E♭.

Learning more

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