MELODY

 

POPULAR NORTH AFRICAN SONGS

Abdelkader Saadoun

( THEMED WORKSHOP ) - Links to Nawarra's Dance Workshop ( Dance / Rhythm / Melody / Song )

In this workshop Abdelkader will introduce some of the most popular songs from the Maghreb and teach the lyrics for singers to learn. Please bring along your instrument to join in.

The songs covered will be "Abdel Kader" "Ya Rayah" and "Sidi Mansour"

Click on the tracks below to preview the songs:

LEVEL: Open To musicians who have a basic proficiency with their own instrument.

Abdelkader Saadoun
Poster
  • Abdel Kader
  • Ya Rayah
  • Sidi Mansor

Ya Rayah

Abdel Kader

 

ARABIC AND KURDISH SONGS.

Bland Mahdi.

Bland will introduce a selection of popular Arabic and Kurdish songs. Bland will lead the workshop using the fretted instrument ( Oud ) and string ( Kemence / Violin ).

All instruments are welcome and please bring along your own to join in.

LEVEL: Open To musicians who have a basic proficiency with their own instrument.

Bland Mahdi
 

INTRODUCTION TO TURKISH AND ARABIC NEY FLUTE.

Maren Lueg

The Ney flute is one of the oldest and most popular Traditional Wind Instruments of the Middle East popular across the Arab World and Turkey in secular and religious music.
The Ney is an oblique rim end blown reed-flute that is open at both ends, has six finger holes along the front and one thumbhole on the underside. The Ney is made in its traditional form from the Arundo Donax plant, the same as is used to make oboe, saxophone and clarinet reeds. Reed flutes like the Ney have been played for hundreds and possibly thousands of years all across the Middle East.

In this workshop Maren will introduce the Ney and the best techniques for learning to play this instrument. Any experienced players will be catered for. Neys will be provided.

LEVEL : Open to all.

Maren Lueg
 

ARABIC OUD FOR BEGINNERS.

Russell Harris.

In this workshop Russell will introduce some basic concepts regarding playing the Oud. We will work on basic technique areas such as developing effective risha/plectrum, various types of ornamentation and accuracy of intonation/ear training while using simple maqam based melodies.
Using basic Arabic tuning i.e. high to low pitch - CC GG DD AA.

N.B. other fretless instruments e.g. Violin, Cello, Cumbus etc and also Arabic Buzuq are welcome in this workshop.

LEVEL : Open To musicians who have a basic proficiency with their own fretless instrument .
( See above )

If you have specific questions about attending this workshop please contact Russell
HERE

Russell Harris

ARABIC OUD FOR INTERMEDIATE.

Russell Harris.

Aimed at improving / more experienced players and working on expanding all technical areas - as well as ear training in microtonality and an introduction to modulation and improvisation.

N.B. other fretless instruments e.g. Violin, Cello, Cumbus etc and also Arabic Buzuq are welcome in this workshop.

LEVEL : Open To musicians who have a basic proficiency with their own fretless instrument.
( See above )

If you have specific questions about attending this workshop please contact Russell
HERE

Russell Harris