Ethiopian music utilizes a particular modular framework that is pentatonic, with naturally long interims between certain notes.
The music of the Ethiopian Highlands utilizes a principal modular framework called qenet, of which there are four primary modes: tezeta, bati, ambassel, and anchihoy. Three extra modes are minor departure from the abovementioned: tezeta minor, bati major, and bati minor. Some tunes take the name of their qenet, for example, tizita, a melody of reminiscence. When played on customary instruments, these modes are commonly not tempered (that is, the pitches may go astray marginally from the Western-tempered tuning framework), yet when played on Western instruments, for example, pianos and guitars, they are played utilizing the Western-tempered tuning framework.
Music in the Ethiopian good countries is commonly monophonic or heterophonic. In certain southern territories, some music is polyphonic. Dorze polyphonic singing (edho) may utilize up to five sections; Majangir, four parts.