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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000260.txt from 2000/04

From: Topper <>
Subj: [kl] The Jewish scale vs. several Arabic Scales
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 12:48:52 -0400

Please no jokes on the title.. :-)

But seriously,

Is there a noteable difference between what Western music writes as a
Jewish Scale as opposed to the Arabic scale which is played the same way in
Western notation? I have noticed that there are different variations and
tunings that at least to my ear and without naming the scales use
pitchbends and fractional intervals to make them sound what seems to feel
authentic. Not Klesmer but old corridor marketplace from an old
"on-location" movie soundtrack.

Also I notice a gradual similarity from the Arabic scales to some of the
more developed Ragas of Hindu and as you travel further East it like a
continual intervallic tuning adjustment that gradually flows.

Cheers, Leo
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