Online Oud Course for All Levels

Baha Yetkin
£175.00
WEBSITE COURSES April 2020-8

ONLINE OUD COURSE FOR ALL LEVELS

Date: Saturdays, 1 August– 12 September 2020
Time: 30 minute slots between 1-7 pm as agreed with the Instructor 
Duration: 7 weeks
Cost: £175
Class Size: One-to-one
Instructor: Baha Yetkin
Deadline for Application: Friday, 7 August 2020

This ONLINE course will introduce students to the ‘Turkish Style Oud’ – one of the main instruments of Ottoman/Turkish Classical Music. This is a practical introduction to the Turkish side of Oud playing and provides participants with a step-by-step guide to play and read Ottoman/Turkish Classical Music using the Oud. All levels are welcome.

The classes will be held on a 30 minute individual one-to-one basis at a time agreed with the student and the instructor between 1 and 7 pm on Saturdays. Timings will be offered are on a first come first serve basis. Please contact us at londra@yee.org.tr to arrange your 30 minute slot for the weekly one to one sessions

Please note that an Oud is required for this course. You may wish to purchase your own oud, or hire from the Institute at an additional cost of £40 (plus a £50 refundable deposit). Please contact the course instructor Baha at baha@bahayetkin.com for recommendations on purchasing an Oud or arranging an Oud hire. 

Classes will take place through ZOOM, an online platform.

ZOOM in 2 Easy Steps:
1. You will need an internet enabled device with a microphone and camera such as a laptop, phone or tablet.
Phones and tablets: Download zoom app.
Laptops: Visit www.zoom.us/join (No download required)
For further technical support visit support.zoom.us.
2. You will receive a personalised link. The link will take you directly to your virtual classroom.

In order to run an online course the number of applicants cannot fall below 5. If you have any questions or queries, please direct them to us on londra@yee.org.tr

Course Features

  • Max Students10
  • Duration7 week
  • Skill levelall
  • LanguageEnglish
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Instructor

Baha Yetkin
Baha Yetkin

Turkish oud artist and composer Baha Yetkin grew up in Istanbul, the meeting point of two continents, and the prolific melting pot of European and Middle Eastern musical cultures. So, not very surprisingly, he was able to shape a very unique artistic style which embraced both Istanbul music and Middle Eastern music; which in return, paved the way for fruitful collaborations with Turkish and European masters of music like Mustafa Keser, İnci Çayırlı, Melihat Gülses, Petros Klampanis, Michalis Kouloumis and Çiğdem Aslan.

Yetkin also garnered attention as the first ever Turkish oud artist to be invited to play flamenco in Spain, and to give a solo recital at Royal Albert Hall. Furthermore, these milestone events were preceded and followed by performances at prominent concert venues in Turkey and Europe, such as Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Lütfi Kırdar Meeting and Performance Hall and Zorlu Performing Arts Center in Istanbul; Gongora Theatre in Cordoba; and Vortex Jazz Club and Green Note in London. He also performed in festivals like Alamar World Music Fest in Almeria, Yeldeğirmeni Spring Jazz Festival in Istanbul and Rebetiko Carnaval in London. He performed at Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also done some Oud and Makam Music workshops in Istanbul, London and Madrid.

Now based in London, Baha Yetkin builds up his performances with his meticulously written compositions which are an amalgamation of out-of-the-box improvisational thinking based on Istanbul music, complex rhythmic structures of Middle Eastern music, emotional dynamics, meditation, spirituality and wisdom.

His first album "The Pearl” was released on 24th March 2019, his second album “Shine Again” was released on the 11th September 2020. They are on all digital platforms. He continues performing in the UK, Europe and Turkey.

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