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Mustafa Said I Arab oud special techniques

Type of seminar: Open – Instrument Centered

Level of participants: Intermediate

Sight Reading: not necessary, hearing will be used extensively

The seminar will focus on specific techniques that are derived from the morphology of the Arabic language.
At first there will be an introduction to the modal and rhythmic system.

In the Modal system, we will distinguish between a modal scale, a main mode (makam), and a branched or subsidiary mode.

In the rhythmic system, we will study
· the formation of rhythms- simple and complex.
· the way we count them linguistically and
· the relation with poetic meters

The goal of such an introduction in Playing Oud, is the pick movement, the types of picking and the relation between the right and left hands (picking and pressing).

Some introductory examples will be shown, Musical phrases that a player can interpret on Oud with several endless possibilities through different morphological divisions.

In case time allows, some comparative studies will be done which reflect the various Arabic “dialects” (performance styles) in playing the instruments as well as influences and interactions with other modal music traditions.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning - 10:00-13:00 10:00-13:00 10:00-13:00 10:00-13:00 10:00-13:00
Evening 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 -

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Event Date 17-07-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 22-07-2023 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Choudetsi
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