Maqam Class Series: Class 6 – March 24, 2014

Dear Class,

It’s great to be back! After a long break, it is wonderful to see everyone still so quickly grasping the concepts presented, and being able to participate in the singing.

Below the media files are a few highlights of the material we covered during the technical portion of our class with my PowerPoint presentation, specifically the transition from Bayat (on D / note 1) to Ajam (on B flat / note 6).

As well, and thanks to our dear friend, musician, and hazan Victor Esses, we introduced a new exercise to help us learn how to navigate all 8 notes in the Bayat scale while reading through “Ashrei”. This is also a great way to practice and develop your own signature style. You can watch this at 39:00 into the first video.

Sincerely,

Michael Continue reading