Dastgāh-e Segāh

About this Dastgāh

The modal structure of Segāh is the same as Dastgāh-e Afšāri. However, what is different between them is the starting and finishing notes of these Dastgāh-ha. The modal scheme of Dastgāh-e Segāh probably originates from Maqam-e Rāst, one of the maqams described by the 13th-century music theorist Safi al-Din al-Urmawi. This version of Segāh has E koronA koron is an accidental that lowers the pitch by a quarter-tone. The koron was designed by Ali-Naqi Vaziri (1886-1979).Visit the link to learn more as the first scale degree.

Some hints:

The Sequence tab below contains an annotated example of this Dastgāh. The first degree/tone of the scale (E koron in this case) is the 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, 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, shahedShahed ("witness") represents a remarkably prominent pitch during music creation in a specific mode.Visit the link to learn more, and is usually the starting point of the improvisation. The dotted line shows the area of melodic motion. Note that the 2nd scale degree is omitted, which is common for Segāh.

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