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Thread #161498   Message #3839920
Posted By: The Sandman
19-Feb-17 - 08:00 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Musically, UK trad music is stifled, by people sticking to certain musicial modes, mathematically there becomes a limit to new tunes being composed, this has nothing to do with commercialisation, but with audiences and paying people have come to equate as a uk/irish, scots welsh trad sound,
use of other modes, and other instruments like sitars which use quarter tones, would help the music to evolve artistically,
again commercialisation,plays very little part in this, mainstream music does not appear[ at this point in time] intersted in turkish or indian music, or the use of the hijaz scale
It is common in Arabic and Egyptian music, in which it is known as Hijaz-Nahawand or Bayati maqam, and used in Hebrew prayers and Klezmer music, where it is known as Ahava Rabbah, Freygish or just the "Jewish scale", and is called Dastgāh-e Homāyoun in Iran
how many hits in the top ten [which is commercial music] use anything but the western major scale, do they use the hijaz scale NO DO they use quarter tones, NO because they play safe they stifle artistic explOration, because they know that turning out and marketing the same old bland unitersting variations on the familiar western music scales will make money, they know that there are a proportion of racists in England who will not buy anything that has a turkish or indian sound, commercialisation in these cases stifles evolution of music.