This course examines the origins and techniques of classical Arabic singing, specifically the revered muwashahat repertoire of Aleppo. Muwashahat are songs based on an ancient Arabic poetic form, with lyrics in classical Arabic.
This course is for students who already have some experience singing, though not necessarily in the Arabic style. We will focus on correct Arabic pronunciation, interpreting musical scores and rhythms, of which one piece can contain multiple.
Each of the eight classes in this course will focus on a different piece (muwashaha), and will cover a range of different maqamat. Each course will cover a piece not yet covered in previous versions of this course.
TIME CHANGES: This course's schedule includes a transition to/from Daylight Saving Time (aka Summer Time), which may mean that the class times will vary for you. Please check the schedule carefully, so you don't miss anything.