Classical Persian music is based on radif music. The repertory of Persian art
music together with traditional order of classification is called radif. Radif is of two major forms. One is vocal and the
other one is instrumental. The vocal radif is sung by classical singers and instrumental radif is performed on classical instruments of Iran. The rhythmic forms of classical Persian music are accompanied by Persian drums, though some drummers show interests to perform solo forms in recent decates.