Depending of different regions, depends and Azerbaijani music. But, no matter how much you think that this kind of music is only national, still it also have different characteristics of folk music, rock, jazz, and pop music. So, Azerbaijani music could be separated in two different pars: professional and popular part. Professional part is more described as part of trained musicians, who are professional. Other part of the music is music of people who has no degree or some important education of music and qualifications. Still they have feeling for it and enjoy in singing or playing it.
Azerbaijani music which refers on professional music is portioned out in different zones. There are two of them and one is northern part of country with areas of karabagh, So, this one prefers most of the art of Mugham. Other one part is south, which could be described as for cultivation for art of bards.
Also, three domains are different and still connected each other. So first domain of Azerbaijani music is actually art of Mugam and known as bards, contrary to second one, which is actually folk music. Third domain is combinations of all domains and their elements, but with influences of western.
Traditions in the Azerbaijani music are very similar, but still it should be mention that they have some and differences. Also, understanding and interpreted of the bards art and music is very difficult. So, lots of the people do not understand this part of Azerbaijani music. That is because traditional is purely oral, but also it could be and instrumental. Equally important role in music has and an instrumentals solo.
With the all gifts that God has given to use, one of the most powerful and most important for human beings is music. So, each of the country has different way of showing and expressing music. For that it is very important to be used instrumental, or instruments and vocals. For Azerbaijan music it is also important instrument and tar.
But this art instrument is also used in other countries such as Uzbekistan, Armenia, Iran and Tajikistan. Somehow still Azerbaijan music is not so often listened music all over the world. This music is most listened in the own countries. It is very rare to hear sound of Azerbaijan into the other countries. Maybe it is because of difficult understanding of this kind of music, but for sure that it has some specially meaning in this country.