In the “Introduction” section of the study, the relation between “Man and Music” was mentioned, and the method of the study was expressed. In the first section of the study, Turkish music was investigated in terms of its structure and general characteristics. Especially, the idea of considering Turkish music as a whole was argued, and its fundamental differences in comparison with Western music were explained. In the second section of the study , “Manner” and “Mode” topics in Turkish folk music were expressed, and besides “Local Sounds” topic was explained. In the third section of the study, Turkish folk music in seven geographical regions in Turkey were investigated, and the tune and rhythm characteristics of folk music in these regions were explained . In the conclusion section of the study, considering that it is not very right to distinguish Turkish music by genres,and Turkish classical music is rather city-borne music,folk music exists in both cities and countrysides; the investigations were suggested necessarily to be performed in compliance with this approach. Besides, it is not right to classify ballads by provinces in Turkey , which was pleaded considering that cultural elements know no political or administrative bounds. It is reported in the study that although some inter-regional differences appear; when examined carefully every genre is seen in almost every region.
Music, Turkish Classical Music, Turkish Folk Music, Manner-Mode, Kind