Report by Joshua Horowitz

The Main Klezmer Modes
The Modes of klezmer exhibit characteristics which are similar to both Makamat, cantorial chant, as well western modes, yet show specific patterns of movement.The modes, or shteyger examined include Ahava Rabboh (or Freygish), Adonoy Molokh, Mi sheberakh, Mogen Ovos and Yishtabakh. Their typical modal progressions, or modulations are categorized in simple (movement to one other sub-mode), complex (movement to more than one other sub-mode), modal interchange (changing the modality but not the tonal center), and sequential progression (movement to other modal areas without cadencial solidification.
your opinion/ questions on this page
contact us
start: 1 june 2007, up-date: 1 june 2007