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Ethiopian music is a term that can refer to any genre of music with Ethiopian roots, but it is frequently used to refer to a specific pentatonic modal system with recognizable long intervals between some notes.
The qenet fundamental modal system, which has the four main modes tezeta, bati, ambassel, and anchihoy, is used in the music of the Ethiopian Highlands. Tezeta minor, Bati major, and Bati minor are three additional modes that are variations on the aforementioned. Some songs borrow their qenet’s name, like the nostalgic song tizita. These modes are typically not tempered when played on traditional instruments (i.e., the pitches may vary slightly from the Western-tempered tuning system), but they are tempered when played on Western instruments like pianos and guitars.
The majority of the highland music in Ethiopia is monophonic or heterophonic. Polyphonic music can be heard in some southern regions. Up to five parts can be used in Dorze polyphonic singing (edho), while Majangir only uses four. The krar (also known as kirar), a six-string lyre, the begena, a large ten-string lyre, and the masenqo, a one-string bowed lute, are traditional string instruments found in the highlands. Among the chordophones found in the south are musical bows, including an unusual three-string variation, and the dita, a five-string lyre.
The bamboo flute known as the washint is popular in the highlands. The ceremonial malakat, which is used in some areas, and the holdudwa (an animal horn; see shofar), which is found primarily in the south, are both trumpet-like instruments. The fundamental and a fourth or fifth interval are the only tones produced by embilta flutes, which lack finger holes. These could be made of bamboo or metal (usually found in the north) (in the south). Fanta, or pan flutes, are played by the Konso and others in the south. It has six slits.

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