LIST OF POPULAR AZERBAIJAN MUSICAL TERMS
Avazat is six dastgahs, which
exist in Azerbaijan music in addition to the main modes (mugams).
Dastgah is a mode with all its
sections and branches.
Daf is a tambourine.
Diringa is an instrumental interlude,
very lively like dance music played to evoke contrast between the sections
of a mode.
Gaval = daf.
Kamancha is a stringed bow instrument.
Khananda is a singer.
Mugam (mugam) is a mode, an
instrumental or vocal-instrumental composition with a number of sections
having the same name. It is performed by a khananda with a daf accompanied
by men playing in tar and kamancha. The texts of vocal parties consist
of gazals - a poetic genre of classic and contemporary poets.
Rangh = diringa.
Tar is a national pizzicato
instrument played with a mediator.
Tasnif is a popular song sung
between the sections of a mugam. Texts of tasnifs mostly consist of
gazals. They are often substituted by folk songs.