Ney

with Christos Barbas

  • Turkish, Greek
  • Ney
  • English

Description

This course will focus on the ney, the end-blown reed flute key to certain musical traditions of Turkey, Iran and the Arab world. We will concentrate on the basics of the instrument, learning how to produce sound, how to properly position your fingers on the instrument, and review the main modes (makamlar), learning to play simple melodies. We will approach technical issues such as maintaining balance through different harmonic registers, breath control, dynamic expression, microtone intonation and control, head movement, and the relationship of the instrument with the voice. This aims to help students capture the expressiveness of the ney and its flexible timbre and intonation. We will play pieces from Ottoman, Mevlevi, Turkish, and Greek repertoires.

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

  • 16 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

Schedule


Day Date Starts 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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