Şanlıurfa is one of the cities in Turkey with a characteristic musical structure in terms of Turkish Folk Music repertoire. Şanlıurfa region has a different structure and performance style than the folk music of other regions.
Voices in the music; Lush, bright and broad. The music is emotional and poignant voice and the adornments are distinctive. The tune is between 3 and 12 sounds.
The melodies of Şanlıurfa folk music are not monotonic but very richly melodic motifs. The process and rhythm structure is also very rich. Because laryngeal tunes are so numerous, sounds with dynamic and small values are preferred over straight and long sounds, with some exceptions and long averages.
Among Şanlıurfa folk music, there are both heavy-weighted and playful folk music.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12 time measures were used in Şanlıurfa Folk Music melodies.