Course Dates: Saturday, 13th April – 15th June*
*Please note that on 20th April and 11th May there will be no class.
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 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.
- Max Students15
- Duration8 week
- Skill levelall
Oud Course Beginner 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#)
Oud Course Intermediate Curriculum