SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

4. Daramad of Dastgah-e Homayun

(classical prelude played on the tar)

This important non-metrical solo form establishes the principal features in the soundscape of the dastgah. In the hands of a musician who has learnt and absorbed the essence of the radif over a long period of time it may be interpreted and varied with considerable freedom.