PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSING MUSIC
IN AZERBAIJANI MODES IN FOLK STYLE
II. STRUCTURE OF PERFECT QUINTES
C. Table of permissible leaps
D. Full and half cadences
In all modes full cadences are usually structured by stops
of melody in the tonic of the mode. Azerbaijani modes "Shushtar"
and "Humayun" are exceptions in this regard. For example,
the melody stop in the tonic of "Shushtar" forms the impression
of a half cadence. However, the stop in the lower quarte of the tonic
gives the impression of a full cadence. An approach to the tonic is
possible from above and from below through the main tones directly by
leap from the lower quarte. But approach to the lower quarte is possible
gradually from above and below through the main tones, and also by leap
directly from the tonic.
Examples of cadences:
2. Composing melodies in the mode "Shushtar"
While composing melodies in the mode "Shushtar",
it is necessary to keep to the rules shown for the previous modes in
the corresponding chapters.
Below there is given an example to the 1-st section called "Maye-Shushtar".
The latter requires the first phrase to end in the beginning of the
2-nd bar in the lower quarte of the tonic forming a half cadence. The
response sentence in the beginning of the 8-th bar ends in the lower
quarte of the tonic as if forming a full cadence, and requires its own
precise repetition or repetition in a varied form.
Then follows the section called "Tarkib". The
first phrase of "Tarkib" generally starts with the supertonic
of the keynote. Conclusion of the first phrase in the beginning of the
2-nd bar allows a stop in the same degree and in the tonic, as well.
The first sentence requires its quinte repetition in a varied form.
While repeating it in the variant form, a leap is allowed from the supertonic
of the keynote beyond the boundaries of the scale, namely, to the tone
forming the upper second from the mediant of the tonic. It is necessary
to combine this sentence and its variant with the response sentence
An example of composition in the mode1 "Shushtar":
Music compositions in the mode "Shushtar" end
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