Tag Archive: Arabic Music

Arab Music and Musical Notation

I read a review of a book titled “Arab Music and Musical Notation” (Markaz ʻUmān lil-Mūsīqá al-Taqlīdīyah) by Issam El-Mallah last night. The review was written by Kathleen Hood. The description of chapter… Continue reading

Taiseer Elias – Classical Arabic Music: The Perlman Music Program in Jerusalem 2010

I just found this wonderful video of Taiseer Elias teaching Arabic music at the Perlman Music Program in Jerusalem during the PMP residency last year.  There needs to be more training programs like… Continue reading

Playing without music and improvising

So last night I had the opportunity to perform with the Eastern Caravan Group in Bloomington, Indiana.  I was sent a handful of sheet music to work with just a couple days ago,… Continue reading

Klingon Music Theory (part 1): Intro

Ok, here it is, the post you’ve all been waiting for! Kinda. So yeah, as many of you know I’ve been playing “Klingon Music” for some time now (about mid 2009).  It’s basically… Continue reading

Too Many Notes, too few orchestras

While reading the comments to a post by Drew McManus that I mentioned in my previous post, I came across a reference to a post that drew had written about the issue of… Continue reading

Sunday Spotlight on the Non-Western Cello: Taksim

After spending nearly four hours on a post which I’m now leaving as a draft as it kept getting bigger and bigger as I continued to type (I guess I have lots to… Continue reading

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