dastgah

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Etymology[edit]

Persian دستگاه (dastgāh)

Noun[edit]

dastgah (countable and uncountable, plural dastgahs)

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  1. One of the basic melody types in traditional Persian music, each consisting of seven base notes and seven further variable notes used for ornamentation and modulation.
    • 2009 June 19, The New York Times, “Jazz Listings”, New York Times:
      Amir ElSaffar, an Iraqi-American trumpeter, collaborates here with Hafez Modirzadeh, an Iranian-American saxophonist, playing an improvised music that incorporates traditional elements of Iraqi maqam and Persian dastgah.