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INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
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ARMENIAN FOLK MUSIC

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Among other branches of the performing arts, as an exclusively caring cultural outreach, music in its entirety is intangible. It sums up the fusion of traditional-folk-professional branches. His professional branch, descended from the folk-traditional, without being cut off from the roots during his whole existence, continued to develop, to discover the typical place in the traditional music art.
Starting from m. թ. From the 5th century onwards, his intricate composition, which is an integral part of his writing, was written through the khaz-e-geometric system. To reproduce their logical sequences, additional oral explanations were needed, which were implemented by teachers well versed in the system. However, at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, the traces of those who mastered the art of the Khazars were lost for some reason. Despite the significant discoveries made on the way to deciphering the marks, the exact melodic structures have not been revealed to date.
In the second half of the 19th century N. Tashjian's notes on Armenian hymns with Armenian notes represent the memorized performances preserved in the memory of the high-ranking caring fathers of that time. Due to the huge amount of work, many compositions representing the Armenian monodic professional music (psalms, hymns, singing of the Holy Liturgy in full, etc.) were recorded and preserved for generations. Later Komitas, Q. Kushnaryan և others continued to excavate versions of well-known songs and still unknown specimens. At present, continuing their pro-Armenian work, it is necessary to register and study carefully every aspect of the oral performance of professional music as a very important component of the intangible cultural heritage of Armenian music. Just as everything found during archeological excavations, regardless of its volume, content and level of antiquity, is of historical value, so is every piece of music that is an integral part of the non-material cultural heritage, be it note or phonogram, regardless of its volume, content and creation. from time immemorial.
Thanks to the composition of the Armenian professional music, born in the middle of the 19th century, new aspects of Armenian traditional-folk music continue to be revealed. Despite the notation of compositional compositions, it still remains in the system of intangible cultural values. Even the technical recordings of modern videotaping do not materialize it, as each new live performance of them reveals a new expression of the spiritual values greatly embedded in them. Therefore, in their way of expression, they are identical with the Armenian traditional-folk music.
However, the composition of the work with a number of features (polyphonic composition, unique manifestations in world music directions, etc.) is significantly different from Armenian monodic music և as an intangible cultural heritage, is in the realm of world music վեստ is coordinated by its defining, established և widely used standards.
Touching upon the problems of Armenian monodic music, it should be noted that today the activities of musicians-folklore collectors include not only rural "urban song and modern" remnants of music of all times, but also all the songs representing monodic professional music. "
Armenian monodic music is divided into three components. Music, Vocal-Instrumental Music, Music.

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