The Rhythm in Arabian Music brings together a wealth of information previously available only in Arabian language. The book discusses the instruments, their usage, the rhythmic patterns and how rhythms are used in traditional and Arabian classical music. The book discusses the relationship of the Arabian rhythmic conception to other cultures, the rhythm in poetry, in reading the Quran, the rhythmic modes and ornamentation and the function of the rhythm.
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This compendium is an invaluable resource to all drum circles, percussion groups, individual musicians, composers, arrangers, musicologists and everyone interested in the rhythmic diversity of the Arabic cultures.
Herman Rechberger is a Finnish composer and musician of Austrian origin, currently making his home in Greece. His current interest is the Byzantine music and its notation as well as the traditional music from all over Greece.