by Christos Barbas

Feb 1 - Feb 25
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM



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This course will focus on the ney, the end-blown reed flute key to certain musical traditions of Turkey, Iran and the Arab world. We will concentrate on the basics of the instrument, learning how to produce sound, how to properly position your fingers on the instrument, and review the main modes (makamlar), learning to play simple melodies. These will include Rast, Ussak and Segah. We will approach technical issues such as maintaining balance through different harmonic registers, breath control, dynamic expression, microtone intonation and control, head movement, and the relationship of the instrument with the voice. This aims to help students capture the expressiveness of the ney and its flexible timbre and intonation. We will play pieces from Ottoman, Mevlevi, Turkish, and Greek repertoires.

Student requirements:
Instrumental technique: basic
Western theory: basic
Modal music theory: basic
Sight reading: basic
Transposition: basic
Learning by ear: basic
Composition: any level
Improvisation: basic

Class Schedule

Class Schedule: In case a class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, one or more additional make-up classes will take place at the same time on the same weekdays following the last week of classes.

Feb 110:00 AM12:00 PM
Feb 410:00 AM12:00 PM
Feb 810:00 AM12:00 PM
Feb 1110:00 AM12:00 PM
Feb 1510:00 AM12:00 PM
Feb 1810:00 AM12:00 PM
Feb 2210:00 AM12:00 PM
Feb 2510:00 AM12:00 PM