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[May 2010 | One Comment | ]
The Doina in Klezmer Music Article 5

by Cookie Segelstein   One of the forms in klezmer music that uses the character of MISHEBEYRAKH (the mode covered in the previous article) is the doina . Here is an explanation of Doina from the introduction by Joshua Horowitz of Kale Bazetsns and Doinas, by Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz*: Doina is the Romanian [...]

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[Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Understanding And Learning Shifting And Higher Positions On The Fiddle Part One

by Carolyn Osborne  Years ago I got to watch my favorite classical violinist, Itzhak Perlman, play the fiddle music of his Jewish heritage, klezmer.  He’s an amazing player, of course, having mastered the hardest classical violin music there is.  But what really struck me as I watched him play with the other klezmer fiddlers is [...]

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[Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
The Mishebeyrakh Mode In Klezmer Music Article 4

by Cookie Segelstein In our last article we spoke about the one of the most recognizably Jewish modes,  Freygish. Now I would like to talk about the mode Mishebeyrakh, which (like Ahava Rabboh, the alternate name for Freygish)  is named after a prayer with the musical elements of the mode in the Jewish synagogue liturgy. [...]