Persian Rhythm Page
Thanks to our Tehran correspondent, Peyman
Nasehpour for help with this page. He started
us upon our discovery of Persian music. He and Paul Marshall
have done a tremendous job of the Persian
Percussion section of Drumdojo...It
is the definitive spot for reference..
Kindness and Courtesy
The ease of two worlds is the explanation of
these two words:
With friends, kindness; with enemies, courtesy
Poems of Hafez, the shining star of the rich Persian
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Persian musicians developed a sophisticated system of rhythm
and drumming. Their musical tradition goes back thousands
A good article on the history of classical Persian music with
a brief description of musical instruments.
(Theory of Old Rhythms)
Introduction to the
Rhythmic Forms of Persian Art Music.
Listen to a 28 second sample of Ostad
Farhangfar playing tonbak.
Listen to Ostad
Hossain Tehrani, father of modern tonbak.
from a fine section on Iranian culture at PBS
to Traditional Iranian Dastgâh Music
and Religious Music in Iran -
Mohammad Reza Darvish discusses the music of Muslims, Christians,
Jews and Zoroastrians in Iran.
Please join us for discussion! Join
the Goblet Drumming Group at Yahoo Groups This is
not just for Persian Tonbak, but all goblet shaped drums..
Based in Los Angeles, The
Liän Ensemble is a group of virtuoso performers
and composers who perform mystical Persian music.
This SanFransisco based group is blending Persian music with
jazz and electronica and so on, in addition to playing classical
Persian music. definitely worth a look.
Peyman Nasehpour on the World Wide Web!!!
home page is here.
bio is here.
PEYMAN at YOU TUBE
stu's note: I was fortunate to meet Peyman during the late spring
of 2001. He continues to tirelessly promote his music on the World
Wide Web, as a moderator of the Goblet
Drumming Group and the Indian
Tabla group at Yahoo, and an active member of the FrameDrummer
group as well...links to his works are at right. Thanks Peyman..Keep
His brother's NEW online drum shop
handmade Persian musical instruments