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    Posted: 07-Aug-2006 at 02:21
How come indian and turkish music is similiar.
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I'd like to hear some examples of the similarity.
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Which branch of Turkish music are you talking about?
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turkish, persian, arab, indian music have similiraties and many common
just look at melodies, meaning
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Turkish-Persian-Arabic trio is okay, IMHO Indian music is far away from being similar to middle eastern music.
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I don't think we can easily label Turkish music as "Middle-Eastern".

Turkey has ties to various regions, so its culture is effected by Balkan, Caucaus, Mediterranean and Central Asia.

The local music of Aegean has some Greek aspects in it, while the local music of Eastern Anatolia has Caucaus elements.

Turkish Art Music (Türk Sanat Müziği) or Ottoman Music is the one that we can definitely call Mid-Eastern.


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I agree that the local music of Turkey are noticeably different from, for example, the local music of Saudi Arabia. Even, in different part of Turkey the musical enstruments change dramatically as well as the sounds.
 
However, some local music of Turkey are similar to Syrian and Iraqis local music, especially from: Urfa, Antep, Antakya, Adana, Malatya etc. And also, the music style "Uzun Hava" is pretty much common tradition in Mid East, which all means that The Turkish classical music is not the one. But these can't represent Turkish music either. I, personally, label Turkish music as "Anatolian", as a branch of Middle Eastern music. It's not the same as other Mid East music, but has enough similarities to be a branch. If we separate Turkish music from MidEast group, then we must say that all of the members of MidEast music club have enough differences to separate themselves from the club. Even in Arabic world, there are really very different musical sounds (But if you aren't familiar with the sounds, most probably you can't figure out the differences)
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Some say Balkanic music and Middle Eastern music sound very alike by their melody, beats, and vocal.
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Middle eastern music consists of 1/3 beats...the melody is arranged so that individual instruments play and "show off"...not like a western orchestra who play as a group
 
examples of mixed middle eastern music where western ideals with arabic instruments or vice versa were used include songs by: Om Kalthoum, Abdel Wahab, Fairuz and Warda...you will often hear violins and cellos playing a 1/3 beat not the normal 4/4...
 
percussion takes the master stand as time keeper while the lute(oud in arabic along with the zither (kanun), clarinet (nay) (these three instruments along with the percussion[tabla-amiddle eastern drum and cymbals] are known in arabic as takht) give arabic overtones
 
to flesh out their songs, the aforementioned singers used small orchestras including violins, cellos, electric guitars and flutes
 
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i found that Turkish, Uzbek, Persian, Azeri, some Arabian music have something COMMON.
However, all of them can act as unique but still there are some similarities. maybe in melody, rythm or meaning.
I THINK EASTERN MUSIC CAN BE CATEGORIZED INTO ONE GROUP WHICH DISTINGUISHES FROM eUROPEAN OR OCEANIA CULTURES.
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I was thinking instruments are similiar througout these regions and i think these instruments can be found even in china.So where did they originate and how did they travel
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I don't know the explanation behind similar music styles. But early Middle Eastern instruments provided the basis for many modern instruments. For example, the Shawm, originally a hunting horn used by the Turks, was the predecessor of the Oboe (haut bois). The shawm is particularly famous for two things, one that you had to wear a strap on your cheeks to keep your embouchure (mouth position) in place, and two that many shawm players went blind in their old age due to the stress that playing the instrument put on their eyes.
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