Characteristics of Bulgarian Folk Music
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 5-1, October 2014, Pages: 33-41
Received: Sep. 12, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 17, 2014; Published: Sep. 23, 2014
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Penka Pencheva Mincheva, Faculty of Music Pedagogy, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts – Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Europe
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Abstract
This paper presents the unique richness and diversity of the Bulgarian folk music. It discusses its modal specificity – the widespread use of old modal structures and chromatic sound lines, the metrorhytmical diversity; indicates some features such as the non-measured song. The most commonly used modal structures and the most widespread metrums are highlighted. A special focus is the successional bond of the native folklore and the professional Bulgarian musical works.
Keywords
Bulgarian Folk Music, Monodic and Harmonic Mode Structures, Irregular Meters, Non–Measured Song
To cite this article
Penka Pencheva Mincheva, Characteristics of Bulgarian Folk Music, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Special Issue: Musical Theory, Psychology and Pedagogy. Vol. 2, No. 5-1, 2014, pp. 33-41. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2014020501.16
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