This course will focus on the long neck saz (bağlama). We will concentrate on different techniques, including the interaction and coordination between finger-picking and using a plectrum (mizrap).
We will learn various hand positions, as well as embellishments characteristic to different regional styles based on motifs taken from traditional compositions from Turkey. We will study Turkish makam, and learn about improvisation (taksim) within this system. We will implement these techniques in the context of the following repertoire: