Arabic Maqam: Sikah & Huzam

with Sami Abu Shumays

  • Arabic
  • All Instruments
  • English

Description

This course will be an immersive experience in the maqamat of the Sikah/Huzam family, as practiced in the Egyptian and Syrian traditions. We will explore all of the ajnas and sayr pathways within the maqam family. We'll learn the melodic vocabulary used in improvisation and composition, through call-and-response singing/playing of short melodic phrases. We will also analyze a number of songs to understand how the maqam is articulated in repertory.

The course is open to people at any level who play or sing any instrument. Because my perspective on maqam is one that people are only gradually becoming familiar with, I've found that advanced practitioners as well as total beginners tend to benefit equally from these classes.

This course includes

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

Student requirements

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

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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