In this course, we will discuss oud technique, examining various exercises for different makams, which will help us understand the instrument from both a technical and stylistic point of view. We will focus on four basic makams – Rast, Ussak, Hüseyni and Hicaz – exploring them via a core repertoire. Finally, we will practice improvisation (taksim), with the intent of bringing all the above elements together.
This course is for students who are able to hold and produce basic sounds on the oud. The repertoire will include:
""Saba Oyun Havası"" (Udi Yorgo Bacanos)
""Muhayyer Saz Semaisi"" (Tanburi Cemil Bey)
""Huzzam Saz Semaisi"" (Udi Nevres Bey)
""Hüseyni Saz Semaisi"" (Lavtaci Andon)
""Hicaz Humayun Saz Semaisi"" (Veli Dede)
""Rast Saz Semaisi"" (Tatyos Efendi)
Note: this course will not be recorded live - the daily class material will be recorded and uploaded by the instructor on the course page as appropriate.