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Paradigms of Arabic Musical Modes in the Genizah Fragment Cambridge T.S. N.S. 90,4

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
In: 
Yuval Studies of The Jewish Music Research Centre
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1982
Series: 
Yuval Studies
Volume: 
4
Pages: 
Nov-28
Languages: 
English
Description: 

In addition to Obadiah the Proselyte's manuscripts and secondary sources on Synagogue chant, 6 manuscripts have been found so far in the Cairo Genizah concerning musical science. One of those documents is presented here with a translation and an explanation. The text (written in Arabic using Hebrew letters) includes a verbal explanation of musical examples or three ancient Arabic finger modes known as "Taraic". The article tries to create transcriptions based on these descriptions and deals with the problems of transcribing from these sources.

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