Oud Course              

Baha Yetkin

Course Dates: Saturday, 19th January – 9th March 

The 8-week course introduces you to the ’Turkish Style Oud’ – one of the main instruments of Ottoman/Turkish Classical Music on Saturdays. Classes will take place for once a week at 2-4pm for Beginners and 4:30-6:30 pm for Intermediates.

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 by using the Oud. 

Course Features

  • Max Students15
  • Duration8 week
  • Skill levelall
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Oud Course Curriculum

    The course will be containing: basic music theory, reading notes (solfeggio), basic rhythms (up to 10 times), common makams (theory and practice) and their specific intonations and technique exercises. Those will be given by the instructor, as suitable of the levels. You will be encouraged to explore and experiment with the relevant repertoire, practice with the teacher to learn those pesrevs, saz semais or songs as the tradition “Meşk”. The course is open to people of all abilities and backgrounds including those who have an interest in playing oud. Oud tuning will be done using Turkish tuning (bottom to top; D, A, E, B, F#, C#)

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Baha Yetkin
Baha Yetkin

Baha Yetkin began his musical career by taking lessons on rhythm and musical notes and theory in Turkish Classical Music in 2000 in Bogazici Turkish Music Foundation Conservatory. After he completed his education, he took part as an instructor and concert instrumentalist in various choirs. In later years he improved his musical skills by taking lessons from worldwide famous oud players like Mehmet Emin Bitmez, Yurdal Tokcan and Necati Çelik. Meanwhile he performed in concerts, both at home and overseas, with numerous famous musicians (Inci Cayirli, Mustafa Keser, Zeki Cetin etc.) and took part in various organizations (Shakespeare’s 7 Theater Play, Alamar Fest etc.). He has been giving Turkish style oud and Turkish Classical music theory&rhythm since 2004. He moved to London on September 2015. He continues teaching and sharing his knowledge, experience, and technique with Turkish and non-Turkish students in several places in London since he arrived.

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