The Violin in Makam Music

with Danai Loukidi

  • Turkish, Greek
  • Violin
  • English

Description

This course will cover the fundamentals of violin technique in Turkish makam. We will work on exercises for left and right hand techniques, focusing on ornamentation and articulation. We will use classical Ottoman pieces, as well as traditional Turkish and Greek pieces to study the makam system, concentrating on the intervals, articulation and phrasing basics.

We will study the Segah, Eviç, Hüzzâm and Müstear makamlar, analyzing the melodic development of these in the selected repertoire. We will also study the rhythmic elements of these pieces, and become familiar with several time signatures of the Eastern Mediterranean region. 

This course is appropriate for students who are comfortable on their violins or other bowed instruments, but coming from a different musical background, eager to explore Eastern Mediterranean music and the specific styles of the region. 

By the end of this course, you will be familiar with the fundamental elements of makam theory, and understand their direct correlation with performance in order to develop creativity beyond the score.

This course includes

  • 16 Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access to Video Recordings
  • Certificate of Completion

Student requirements

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

Day Date Start Finish
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm

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.


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