Monday, 16 October 2017

Shaar Petah Dodi (Zarka) - שער פתח דודי מקאם זרקא

This classic Moroccan piyut has made its way through synagogues around the world. It can be sung both rapidly or slowly but in this video I take the slower approach. 
At the 1:36 mark I switch the Maqam to Sahli and then revert back to Zarka. Feel free to do this or just keep it simple.
This tune goes with lots of other quatrain (4 sentence stanza) lyrics. 
Throughout tefila, one can use it for:
  • Lecha Dodi
  • Rau Banim
  • Yigdal
  • Az Yashir Moshe (see HERE)
  • El Adon
  • La'el Baruch

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