Kanun Technique & Repertoire

with Vasilis Zigkeridis

  • General Modal
  • Kanun
  • English

Description

This course will teach basic kanun techniques, both traditional and contemporary. We will focus on achieving a clear and steady sound through exercises meant to enforce correct plucking technique. We will assess proper hand placement, particularly in relation to different rhythms. 

We will put these techniques into practice via a select repertoire of Turkish, Ottoman and Greek music, focusing on the basic makams (modes) and rhythms in these traditions. This will include “Mikrasiatiki Hora” (Nikriz), “Karsilamas Mytilinis” (Hüseyni), “Hicaz Makedon” (Hicaz), “Rast Semai” by Cemil Beşir, and a makelaikos, zeibekiko, and hasaposerviko. This course is for students who have basic knowledge of the kanun, able to tune and handle their instrument, and produce sound. By the end of this course, you will be able to read beyond the score and ornament melodies to adapt a piece for solo kanun performance.

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.

This course includes

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

Student requirements

  • Instrumental technique: basic
  • Western theory: basic
  • Modal music theory: basic
  • 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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