241 Saint Botolph St. Boston, MA. 02116
Arabic Music Classes at
NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY
School of Continuing Education
Advanced Arabic Percussion / October 2006
Karim Nagi, Instructor
This is a concentrated, intensive workshop designed to elevate the percussionist's skills and performance. The focus is on both classical and folkloric Arab-style drumming and percussive accompaniment using Goblet, Frames and Tambourines. Students will learn to read written rhythmic sequences, interpret melody, and play in multiple regional styles (North African, Levantine, Egyptian and Gulf). Special attention will be given to accompaniment techniques, with exercises in the accompaniment of pre-recorded music, instrumental soloists, singers and dancers. This class in designed for students with experience in any style of ethnic hand percussion, including students of Karim who have completed Level 3 classes and higher. Less advanced drummers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.924.7675 for aproval.
Tuesday thru Thursday, October 10, 11, 12 / 7:00-9:30pm each day
Non-credit: $185 ($340 if also taking Ensemble class)
Arabic Ensemble and Theory / October 2006
Karim Nagi, Instructor
Arabic instrumental and vocal repertoire will be taught. Complete songs
in the Egyptian, Khaligi and Muwashahaat styles/genres will be
performed. The "Maqam" microtonal modal system will be applied to both
Western and Arabic instruments. Improvisation and Arabic vocal diction
will also be taught. All instruments and vocalists are welcome.
Musicians are encouraged to use instruments (Western or Arabic) that
they are already proficient at. The repertoire will be different from
that taught in Fall 2004, so both repeat and new students are welcome.
Abilities to read sheet music or speak Arabic are NOT required.
Tuesday thru Thursday, October 17, 18, 19 / 7:00-9:30pm each day
Non-credit: $185 ($340 if also taking Percussion class)
Private and group instruction is also available : call or email
Karim Nagi Mohammed at 617-924-7675.
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