About This Program
Classical music of Iran is modal in nature. Persian Dastgahs are comprised of modes (mayeh) that define specific melodies and a unique set of notes for each Dastgah. Persian music thus cannot be readily performed on western instruments. The advent of electronic keyboards and synthesizers, however, has made it possible to achieve this end almost instantly. Presently one can tune a keyboard for Persian music, simply by applying a set of predefined offsets to its native notes. The process is easy, but as yet has not been standardized. This program is a step towards that end. It aims to facilitate and standardize the use of Persian notes on keyboards by introducing a set of rigorously defined pitch relationships operative within each Dastgah.
A set of notes constructed by Dr. Abadi for major dastgahs of Persian music is included with the program. In addition, there is provision for users to construct their own new scales and archive them in an easy manner.
Click above to download the installation files.
(If problems, right click on it and select SAVE LINK AS)
After downloading, unzip the 3 files into a temporary folder,
and run SETUP.
(This program is for Windows computers)