History and the start of the middle- eastern music trend
The musical history and the singing culture of the middle-east countries have a glorious past to look out for. The Middle-east and European countries stand for some of the inventions of the amazing and great music tools through Al Andalusia (Andalusia) and the crusades. For example, the Lute came from the Arabic word Al-ud. The Arabic music culture holds its roots of the past from the 13th century from the Andalusia song Lamma Bada Yatathanna. The demonstrated music in the local language means Muwashshah. The Muwashshah is even famous today in most of the Arabic countries but has lost its traditional elegance and delicacy of structural components.
The Influence of the Ottoman Empire to the middle-east music
The Ottoman Empire which had its hold on middle-east from 1293-1922 brought the involvement of the Turkish music styles to the trend. The Ottoman Empire had its control over the whole of Europe, North Africa, and other southeastern countries near Europe. The Ottoman Empire distributed their traditional music throughout their reign making it a traditional trend.
What is the difference between classical and modern Arabic music?
It is necessary to understand classical music before understanding the evolution of modern Arabic music. The classical music holds a disciplined system called the Maqamat system. The tones of the classical music were eight and synchronized with monophonic standards. The enchantment was given most of the priority during the Ottoman era.
What are the to-be-filled demands to become a classical Arab singer?
The classical Arabic music is not only all about Tarab, Maqamat but also has some additional requirements to be met by the singer. The classical singer must possess the knowledge about Arabic poetry and proverbs and also must include them in their songs. Additionally, the slow tempo and constant enchantment can make the song perfect for classical Arabic song lovers.
Later more involvement and development took rise in the Middle-eastern music trend due to Napoleon’s policies and Egypt’s determination towards the technological standards had affected the traditional culture of classical Middle Eastern music a lot.
Many singers suggest that art is dying at a rapid rate and it had become rare to find out a traditional singer in the growing western world. It is tough to say whether the classical middle east music will stay or vanish from the future.