MAPPING AS A METHOD FOR DETERMINING BOUNDARIES OF MUSICAL DIALECTS IN MACEDONIAN RITUAL FOLK SINGING
This work is focused on the problem of mapping the phenomena in relation with the musical folklore in Macedonia, more precisely on the musical dialectal specifics of the traditional folk ritual singing. This cartography method is applied relative to the complexity of singing types, characteristic of specific regions, since they are indicators, on the basis of which is possible to make distinction among the three main musical dialects in the Macedonian traditional folk singing into western, south-eastern and northern dialects, which are further subdivided into 13 sub-dialectal types. For their representing mapping are designed schematic geographical maps, which display spatial distribution of each musical dialect, indicating the regions where there are local areas with specific musical and folkloric characteristics. Thus we get an idea of the availability and spatial distribution of musical dialects and associated ritual practices.