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Ney (Arabic Flute)

Tammam Alramadan
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The Ney is the oldest instrument in the Arabic and Eastern music. It is believed to have been made 5000 years ago. In addition to oud, kanoun and percussion, ney is a part of this classical setup in Arabic music.

It was very popular in Turkey, Iran, Sham countries and Egypt. Primitively made of bamboo that grows close to water. Nowadays ney is an eminent member in the Arabic orchestras.

Many experiments have been conducted to approach ney academically and to integrate it in orchestras, jazz ensembles and film soundtracks. Several curriculums exist to teach ney in Turkey, Egypt and Iran. But knowledge of all these methods is the key to build a good ney player.

The classes

Tammam approaches ney teaching through his wide experience of methods. Beginners and advanced students have the chance to explore this amazing instrument under his supervision in an academic and rich approach.

For beginning students, a lot of empasis will lay on the basic blowing technique, that we will practise with different arabic scales. As soon as you master this technique we will explore a repertoire of Arabic and Turkish music. Obviously, the typical repertoire of Aleppo (Syria) will also be covered.

Knowledge of music theory is an advantage, but not a requirement.

These are individual classes of half an hour per week. You can arrange a weekly time slot with the teacher.

Tammam Alramadan

Tammam finished his studies in the music school in Aleppo in 2010. Hes been active as a ney teacher as well as being a member in many ensembles: Wajd, Ramal, Aleppo Ensemble, Shams Orchestra (music conservatory in Damascus) and Aleppo Orchestra for Arabic Music.

He took part as a soloist in recording multiple soundtracks for Syria TV shows. He has been touring with Brokar ensemble and Wajd in Arabic countries and in Europe. Participated in the "Refugees for Refugees" project, and was present as a soloist in a lot of musical festivals around the world.

He approaches ney teaching through his wide experience of methods. Beginners and advanced students have the chance to explore this amazing instrument under his supervision in an academic and rich approach.

Calendar

The classes take place at Maria-Boodschaplyceum on Wednesdays from 17h to 21h (Rue de la Braie 22, 1000 Bruxelles).

Come to meet the teacher on Wednesday 20 September 2017 from 18.00h to 21h and enjoy a free introductory course.

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