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Loona

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A question regarding taqsims
« on: March 25, 2015, 08:23:22 AM »
Do you think taqsims can also be performed alone or as introductory pieces to vocal performances? I know they're just a few notes, but just out of curiosity.. can they? Be performed as a melody?


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Re: A question regarding taqsims
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 08:47:46 AM »
Of course they can!
A taqsim is, by definition, a musical improvisation, so you can play it whenever you see fit. It's different from the maquam though, just so you know.
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Re: A question regarding taqsims
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 05:48:21 AM »
Thanks, BearHug for explaining what a taqsim is.

I actually didn't know hat it was, so I looked it up myself and found this video:



Would you guys say this is a musical improvisation though?
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Re: A question regarding taqsims
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 06:08:27 AM »
Hehe! I think proms nailed the answer here!
A taqsim is indeed usually played before an actual song, but it can very much be a song in itself!
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