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The pentatonic scale with chevaline intervals is the most commonly used in Ethiopian music. In Ethiopian Highlands music, qenet modal systems are the fundamental modes of tezeta, bati, ambassel, and anchihoy. Tezeta minor, Bati major, and Bati minor are the three more modes in addition to the others. qenets can be used in song titles, such as the reminiscing tune tizita. It is common for traditional instruments to be untuned when played on Western instruments like pianos and guitars. Traditional Ethiopian folk music has a rich history. Despite the fact that most people listen to, play, and record popular music, most vocalists prefer to perform older pieces. An important Ethiopian musical institution was Arba Lijoch, a brass band created by 40 Armenian orphans who relocated to Ethiopia from Jerusalem under Haile Selassie’s tenure. When it arrived in Addis Ababa on September 6, 1924, this band became Ethiopia’s first official orchestra. Large orchestras accompanied concerts in the closing months of World War II, with the Army Band, Police Band, and Imperial Bodyguard Band among the most well-known ensembles in that genre..

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