Modal Harmony in Andalusian, Eastern European, and Turkish Syncretic Musics

  title={Modal Harmony in Andalusian, Eastern European, and Turkish Syncretic Musics},
  author={Peter Lamarche Manuel},
  journal={Yearbook for Traditional Music},
  pages={70 - 94}
  • P. Manuel
  • Published 1989
  • Sociology
  • Yearbook for Traditional Music
This article examines, in a cursory form, the standardized ways of harmonizing predominantly modal melodies in the contexts of a set of interrelated urban folk and popular musics of the Mediterranean area. Insofar as these musics employ a harmonic-melodic system qualitatively distinct from that of Western common practice, they are worthy of scholarly attention in themselves. This article further seeks to revive the spirit of “Comparative Musicology” and to suggest ways in which cross-cultural… 

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