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Turkish Musical Instrument Workshops in Istanbul

We as a IstanbulsHotels Team offers you a change to learn the basic & advanced levels of Traditional Turkish Music with different Instruments. We have professional teachers and will be happy to teach you the techniques and imporving yourself during your visit in istanbul. They also can help you finding the right instrument for you.

For the music lovers, we can offer teaching lessons for the following Turkish Instruments ;

Ney, Ud, Kanun, Saz, Tanbur, Buzuki, Darbuka, Bendir, Kemence, Zil, Tef, Tar, Rebab.

The lessons are given private or group upon request by our teachers in our art galley and work shop area located in Sultanahmet.

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Turkish Classical Music

Ottoman court music has a large and varied system of modes or scales known as makams, and other rules of composition. A number of notation systems were used for transcribing classical music, the most dominant being the Hamparsum notation in use until the gradual introduction of western notation. Turkish classical music is taught in conservatories and social clubs, the most respected of which is Istanbul’s Üsküdar Musiki Cemiyeti.

A specific sequence of classical Turkish musical forms become a fasıl, a suite an instrumental prelude (pesrev), an instrumental postlude (saz semaisi), and in between, the main section of vocal compositions which begins with and is punctuated by instrumental improvisations taksim.[4] A full fasıl concert would include four different instrumental forms and three vocal forms, including a light classical song, şarkı. A strictly classical fasıl remains is the same makam throughout, from the introductory taksim and usually ending in a dance tune or oyun havası. However shorter şarkı compositions, precursors to modern day songs, are a part of this tradition, many of them extremely old, dating back to the 14th century; many are newer, with late 19th century songwriter Haci Arif Bey being especially popular.

Turkish Sufi Music

Followers of the Mevlevi Order or whirling dervishes are a religious sufi sect unique to Turkey but well-known outside of its boundaries.

Dervishes of the Mevlevi sect simply dance a sema by turning continuously to music that consists of long, complex compositions called ayin. These pieces are both preceded and followed by songs using lyrics by the founder and poet Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi.

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