Turkish Music of the Silk Road

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Music and Movies

 

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Tyler C

 

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December 29, 2013

 

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University

 

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Some Ottoman music does not even have a specific time signature (Cline). These pieces use what is called a “free rhythm style” (Cline). This type of music is difficult to follow, so it is usually played by an unaccompanied solo musician. During antiquity in the Ottoman Empire, music would be supplied to enhance dances (Cline)...
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The most ancient dance known is the “serra,” a war dance that begins slow and accelerates throughout the duration of the song (Cline). The most significant musical ensemble in the Turkish culture is and was the janissary band (Clark 144). It was the premier military band in all of the Ottoman Empire and inspired Ottoman soldiers while in battle and during ceremonies (144)...
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