Dastgāh
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Dastgāh, a central concept in Persian classical music that refers to the organisation and grouping of a number of relatively small pieces known as gūshahs (melodic formulas, lit. ‘corners’), set within par…

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Amir Koushkani, “Dastgāh”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 17 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037166>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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