مشاهدة جميع الاصدارات : Ottoman usul

13-07-2010, 11:50
I guess this is a topic mainly for musicians, I hope it will interest someone besides me. There are many pages on the internet discussing classical turkish music's usuller, but they only give the names and time signatures (yuruk semai 6/8 etc.), not the actual rhythmic pattern. Does anyone know a good resource describing them?

I will give a few that I know

Devr-i hindi 7/8: dum-tek-ka + dume-dum-tek-teke (3+4, each syllable is a hit, so dum is one eighth and dume is two sixteenths).

Duyek 8/4 (can be 8/8 as well): dum-teke-tek-ka + dume-dum-hek-teke (4+4)

Devr-i Kebir 28/4: dum-dum-tek-teke-dum-tek + teke-dum-tek-teke + te-ka-dume-dum + tek-teke-tek-ka-dume-dum + tek-teke-tek-ka + tek-ka-tek-ka (6+4+4+6+4+4)

If anyone knows a website or simply can share from his knowledge showing the usuller in this manner I would really appreciate and like to see it.
Good day

13-07-2010, 16:25
Hello Khosrovani,

You can find all you need to know about arabic rythms (and by the way turkish usuls) in the site below.

13-07-2010, 20:23
This is a pretty good resource:


Luciano Bertoluzzi
29-07-2015, 21:28
Hello, you can get this book on Usuller

Turk Musikisi Nazariyat ve Usulleri: Kudum Velveleleri, por: Ismail Hakki Ozkan.