Sohbet tradition is of capital importance with regards to folklore and the other subdivided research areas of folklore. It is seen in many localities of Anatolia and called as different or similar names like erfene, yaren, barana, kürsübaşı, ziyafet, sıra gezme, gezek, keyif gezeği etc... They are sometimes look like each other in terms of implementation and change according to locality's cultural components. Sohbet meetings which are called as "Gezek" in Afyonkarahisar and usually organized by local craftsmen in homes periodically, are important components belonged to folklore. These meetings succeeded to hold together people in long winter nights when there were not medias like radio or television with its features, systme and spesific rules. Music is the indispensible part of this tradition. Apart from Aegean Culture that Afyonkarahisar subject to because of its geographical position, to be affected from cultures of settlements near to Central Anatolia and Mediterranean Region, lead up to arise a diversity of its music. In this regard gezek melodies, properly to characteristic of locality consist of kürdi, uşşak, karciğar and hicaz maqam, 9/8 Zeybeks, 2/4 and 4/4 kırık havas and in point of vocalization styles it carries melody type and postures of locality. Gezek groups which have been more than 300 till 1930s to 1970, is decreasing because of economic and socio-cultural reasons in these days and this tradition is on the verge of extinction day by day.
Keywords: Afyonkarahisar, Sohbet Tradition, Gezek, Music