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Melody Patterns in Gregorian Chant and Makam Music – How to Structure and Practice Melodies in Modal Musical Systems

Melody patterns in Gregorian chant and makam music – How to structure and practice melodies in modal musical systems

Second module of the course “Online Music Therapy Course with Michael Bachmaier-Ekşi“. 6 sessions and Workshops, 540 minutes

Session 1: Historical development of Western music after the Ancient  times

October 22th, 2020
Exercise: singing psalmodies.

Session 2:  Hexachord and relative solmisation – the functional aspects of tones in medieval melodies

October 29th, 2020
Exercise: singing and analysing hexachord melodies.

Session 3:  Hexachord in makam music as extended melody units

November 5th, 2020
Exercise: singing and playing hexachord melodies in makam Uşşak, Hicaz and Acemaşiran

Session 4: Gregorian modes and emotions. Music therapy in the Western medieval times

November 12th, 2020
Exercise: How to determine Gregorian modes.
Exercise: Improvising in the Dorian mode.

Session 5: Stereotyped motives in Gregorian chant and makam music

November 19th, 2020
Exercise: singing and playing typical motives in different Gregorian modes and makams.

Session 6: Analysis of melodic progressions in Dorian melodies and Hüseyni improvisations by Dr. Rahmi Oruç Güvenç

November 26th, 2020
Exercise: playing and analysing original therapy improvisations.