This course focuses on the short neck saz (bağlama). We will concentrate on technique, including how to hold the plectrum (mizrap), and how different positions produce different sounds. We will assess the use of various hand positions, as well as ergonomics of the entire arm, and analyze commonly used scales and ornaments. We will also discuss different sources for learning saz.
This course is for students who are able to hold, tune and produce sound on the saz, eager to learn technique and develop their performing skills within the context of a basic repertoire:
1. “Karahisar Kalesi”
2. “Γλυκά για σένα θα πονώ” (”Glika gia sena tha pono”)
3. “Abdurrahman Halay”
4. “Ötme bülbül ötme”
5. “Έρχομαι και εσύ κοιμάσαι” ('Erxome kai esy koimasai”)
6. “Asalet Bir Altın Idi Pul Oldu”
During the course, instructor Cihan Türkoğlu will provide a short video presentation for each lesson aiming to guide your practice. It will be an interactive course, following the level, interest and need of the students, and the instructor is open to hearing students’ interests before and during the course.