Turkey's Musical Tradition
Turkey has a rich musical tradition of varied and often contrasting styles. Turkish music is a great example of such a mix of cultural influences. From Turkish folk music, classical and pop music to military and mystical sounds.
Turkey has a rich musical tradition of varied and often contrasting styles. Turkey is on the axis of the cultures of East, West, Mediterranean, Middle East and Islam. The cultural diversity of Anatolia is so rich that you can see great cultural differences, even in areas that are quite close geographically. This colorful portrait applies just as much to the music of Turkey.
There are a number of prominent music festivals in Turkey, including the Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival held in June and July and the Istanbul Music and Jazz Festivals.
Also, the popular music industry in Turkey is boosted by MTV style TV channels that play non-stop music videos.
Turkish musical instruments;
There are a number of musical instruments in Turkey such as;
Stringed instruments: Saz, Baglama, Ud, Tar
Bow instruments: Kabak Kemane, Kemence, Kanun, Santur
Wind instruments: Ney, Klarnet, Zurna, Kaval, Cigirtma, Tulum, Sipsi, Cifte
Percussion: Davul, Nagara, Tef, Kasik, Kudum, Nevbe, Zil
Classical Turkish music
Classical Turkish music is monophonic, which means that all instruments play essentially the same melody. With the formation of the Turkish Republic, a form of modern polyphonic Turkish music began to develop and there are now countless successful classical composers. In this music, the Turks possess a multitude of patterns composed of a series of committees that have been created.