Azerbaijani mugham

Mugham is the main genre of Azerbaijani oral classical music tradition. Lyrics for mughams are usually the poems of classical poets. In this genre, an improvised vocal part sounds in the background of significant motifs of the accompanying instruments. There are 7 basic mughams in the Azerbaijani folk music: Rast, Shyr, Segyakh, Chargyakh, Shushmer, Bayati-Shiraz, […]