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Atatürk's Understanding of Turkish Music and Interpretation

We tried to indicate that the great ATATÜRK loved to listen to Turkish music in the light of various memories.

ATATÜRK, above all, was longing for a national and advanced Turkish music.

As we have mentioned before, he was absolutely right in his complaint about the (ah) and (of) songs from the radio.

I have counted it myself. There were eighteen (ah) and (of) in one song.

We had a mehter music. When it was stolen, the ground and the sky groaned. The first nation to bring music into the war was the Turks.

The first target of the enemy was to silence the mehtar.

It was a music that surprised the enemy's precaution on the battlefields, on the front lines, where the first sovereign vigils were struck and the hoods roared.

ATATÜRK, without any doubt, wanted the development of a musical spirit with this richness of emotion and integrity of heart.

While drawing the path he showed in music (as a measure of the new change), he also revealed the remedy in the processing of this ancestral music.

The great ATATÜRK asks those present at a meeting:

- Which is the most powerful revolution?

Various ideas have been put forward, but none of them have found the truth.

ATATÜRK himself says:

- The most difficult revolution is the music revolution.

This is why ATATÜRK, as we have noted before, pointed this out in a concise way in his historical speeches in the Grand National Assembly.


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