Here you will find MP3 audio tracks of the Naqqāra from Turkey. Click on the link to play the track to share with your class now, or right click on the link and choose “save as” to save the track to your own computer and share with your class later.
- Mehter, military music from Istanbul, Turkey “Mehter” is military music that combines Turkish classical and folk music. In the 1700’s this music traveled north as far as Vienna and influenced European composers like Mozart and Beethoven. This is in the slow eight count chiftetelli rhythm (from a CD titled Songs and Dances of Turkey on Smithsonian Folkways FW08801, track #19)
- Karsilama, dance music from Izmir, Turkey “Zeybek” is a nine count rhythm played by clarinet and davul and typical of the Agean region of Turkey. In this form, dancers imitate the eagle, spreading their arms in wide gestures (from Smithsonian Folkways FW08801, track #3)
Here you will find MP3 audio tracks of the Naqqāra from Turkey to download and share with your class. Your students can play along, following the instructions found in the relevant curriculum chapter. Download TUBS notation paper. Click on the link to listen to the track or right click on the link and choose “save as” to save the track to your own computer
|Ayub – naqqāra rhythm||0:33|
|Ayub – zils rhythm||0:33|
|Ayub – kös rhythm||0:33|
|Ayub – ensemble||0:23|
|Karsilama – naqqāra rhythm||0:34|
|Karsilama – davul rhythm||0:29|
|Karsilama – zils rhythm||0:29|
|Karsilama – kös rhythm||0:29|
|Karsilama – ensemble||0:26|
View a PDF of the Audio Content Notes to Roots of Rhythms lessons 1 through 10.
View more resources—CDs, DVDs, and websites—for each instrument.