*NEW* Courses 2021 (+Arabic)

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*Important Note* – Covid-19
January term – all courses to be delivered online

 

We are pleased to continue offering quality classes online throughout the January – April term.
If you have any questions about our courses please email us at school@taqasim.net
We look forward to seeing you online.

The TMS Team

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Termly Courses – January – April 2021

Open Day 

When: Saturday, 16th January 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (London time)
Where: online
Free registration –> CLICK HERE

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We also offer private one-to-one oud lessons. If interested, please contact us at school@taqasim.net for further details and arrangements.

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*NEW* Oud Beginners in Arabic – Online 

عود للمبتدئين في اللغة العربية – اونلاين

 

 

وضع هذا الكتاب للطلاب المبتدئين في العزف على العود. الهدف اكتساب التقنيات الأساسية وفهم خصائص الموسيقي من خلال دراسة المقامات الثمانية الرئيسية وبعض الأغاني والقطع التراثية حيث يتم تدوين معظمها على أسلوب اللوح المخطط، وهو تمثيل مرئي لا يتطلب معرفة بالتدوين الموسيقى “التنويط” المتعارف علية، لكنه يساعد المتعلم على معرفة أساسية بنظريات الموسيقى وأسماء النوتات والتدوين. اما الإيقاع فيحتاج الى دراسة أكثر في المراحل الأعلى 

£220 التسجيل
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أيام الدروس
30th January – 17 April 10 weeks | 20 hours
 السب
2:00 – 4:00 توقيت لندن
Saturdays, 12:15 – 2:15
30 January | 6, 13, 20, 27 February | (6 break) 13, 20, 27 March | 3, (10 Easter break) 17 April
Course Fee: £220

 

 

 

 

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January Term – Saturday  Courses

Arabic Music Theory I (online)

This course is highly recommended for students who want to take oud lessons for the first time but haven’t seriously studied music before.

Learning a new instrument is challenging enough as it is: new ideas, new techniques, new pieces of music and lots and lots of practice! So, let’s make things a little easier. In this short series of classes, consisting of 5 lessons, you will learn all the basic skills you need to read, write and “talk” music. Taking a practical approach to music theory, we will be adapting the best bits from Western classical music theory and Arab classical music theory to give you all the tools you need to start your new life as a musician.

Topics for the course will include:

  • Reading and writing rhythms
  • Reading and writing melodies
  • Understanding music theory basics
  • Recognizing maqamaat in notation
  • Understanding the signs and symbols in a musical score

 

 

 

 

NOTE: We highly encourage students interested in this course to also sign up for the Oud Beginners course running straight after it on Saturdays from 12:00 – 14:00

Registration: £125 (paid online)
Course Book: Buy online here
Please allow 1 – 2 weeks for book shipment

Sign-up Here

30 January – 27 February 2021 5 weeks | 10 hours
Saturdays, 10:00 – 12:00
30 January | 6, 13, 20, 27 February 
Course Fee: £125

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Oud Beginners Group I (Online)

The objective of the beginner course is to acquire the fundamental techniques needed to play the oud and understand the characteristics of the Maqam Music System while studying the eight fundamental maqamaat together with traditional and popular repertoire.

No previous music knowledge is required to attend this course, as most music is notated as tablature – a visual representation which does not require an understanding of music notation. However, we highly encourage beginners to sign up for our Arabic Music Theory I.

This course is 10 lessons long. Each lesson runs for 2 hours. The for a maximum capacity is 7 students. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis.

It is recommended that students spend time practising material learned in between lessons.

Students must have their own instrument.
Teachers are available to assist in finding an Oud and to assess instruments.

Registration: £220 (paid online)
Course Book: Buy online here
Please allow 1 – 2 weeks for book shipment

Sign-up Here

30th January – 17 April 10 weeks | 20 hours
Saturdays, 12:15 – 2:15
30 January | 6, 13, 20, 27 February | (6 break) 13, 20, 27 March | 3, (10 Easter break) 17 April
Course Fee: £220

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Oud Upper Beginners (online)

The Taqasim Music School offers a more advanced set of courses for groups of students who are interested in further improving their Oud playing skills.

To enrol for this course students need:

  • To have completed the Oud Beginner Course

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This course is 10 lessons long. Each lesson runs for 2 hours. The for a maximum capacity is 7 students. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis. It is recommended that students spend time practising material learned in between lessons.

The maqamaat that will be further analyzed and transposed from different keys during this course through the study of traditional songs and piece are: Nahawand, Ajam, Kurd, Hijaz, Bayat, Rast, Saba and Segah.

 

Registration: £220 (paid online)
Course Book: Buy online here
Please allow 1 – 2 weeks for book shipment

 

Sign-up Here

30th January – 17 April 10 weeks | 20 hours
Saturdays, 4:45 – 6:45
30 January | 6, 13, 20, 27 February | (6 break) 13, 20, 27 March | 3, (10 Easter break) 17 April
Course Fee: £220

 

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Oud Intermediate (online)

We offer a more advanced set of courses for groups of students who are interested in improving their Oud playing skills further.

In order to enroll for the Intermediate course, it is required to have attended an Oud Upper Beginner course, and have your own instrument. The teachers are available to assist in finding an Oud and in assessing instruments.

Students with existing knowledge may apply but will need to be assessed by a teacher: please contact: school@taqasim.net The level is more advanced than Lower Intermediate, so students need to allocate time for daily practice and study in order to see an improvement in their playing technique. The Oud Intermediate Level 1 course is made up of 10 lessons of 2 hours each, for a maximum group of 7 students. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis. It is recommended that students spend time practicing material learned in between lessons.

During the course, a selection of Maqams (Ajam, Hijaz, Hijaz Kar, Rast, Suzak) will be analyzed in detail while studying traditional repertoire to highlight the characteristics of each Maqam, accompanied by technical studies on right-hand techniques, left-hand positions, and 2 octave scales.

Note: Students must have their own oud to practice between lessons.

Registration: £220 (paid online)
Course Book: Buy online here
Please allow 1 – 2 weeks for book shipment

 

Sign-up Here

30th January – 17 April 10 weeks | 20 hours
Saturdays, 7:00 – 9:00
30 January | 6, 13, 20, 27 February | (6 break) 13, 20, 27 March | 3, (10 Easter break) 17 April
Course Fee: £220

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January Term – Sunday Courses

Upper Intermediate (online)

New maqamaat that will be covered in this course include: Nahawand, Kurd, Lami, Bayat and Maqam Bayat Shor. You will also learn new techniques using the second octave and some ornamentation.

This course is designed for students who are interested in improving their Oud ornamentation techniques and to extend their knowledge of the maqam system.

In order to enroll for the Upper Intermediate course, it is required to have attended an Oud Intermediate course or to be comfortable with previously covered material and have your own instrument. 
Students with existing knowledge may apply but must be assessed by a teacher.
Please contact: school@taqasim.net for an assessment.

Students need to allocate time for daily practice and study. This course consists of 10 lessons of 2 hours each. The maximum number of students is 7. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis.

Registration: £220 (paid online)
Course Book: Buy online here
Please allow 1 – 2 weeks for book shipment

Sign-up Here

31th January – 18 April 10 weeks | 20 hours
Sundays, 12:00 – 2:00
31 January | 7, 14, 21, 28 February | (7 break) 14, 21, 28 March | 4, (11 Easter break) 18 April
Course Fee: £220

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Oud Ensemble I with Master Ahmed Mukhtar

[Ensemble:  A group of musicians who perform together.]

Taqasim Music School is pleased to announce the introduction of an exciting new course starting on the 23 of April 2017.

The objective of the Oud Ensemble Course is to provide students with the opportunity to further progress their performance skills in a group setting. Each class will focus on a single Maqam and its corresponding repertoire with the goal of further developing students’ ornamentation skills such as tremolos, trills and the use of qarar and jawab within each song or piece.

Through this course, students will have the chance to progress their skills collaboratively while performing as a collective ensemble as well as playing solo. A selection of traditional songs and pieces will be analyzed in detail, adding various ornamentations and dynamics. Maqams that will be explored in detail include: Ajam, Nahawand, Rast and Bayat.

The course consists of 6 lessons, 3 hours each for a maximum group of 10 students.
Lessons are taught on a monthly basis. All course materials are provided in print.

 

 

This Course is open to Taqasim students who have successfully completed the Intermediate and Upper Intermediate courses.

Registration: £275 (paid online)
Course Book: Buy online here
Please allow 1 – 2 weeks for book shipment

 

Sign-up Here

31th January – 18 April 6 weeks | 18 hours
Every other Sunday, 12:00 – 2:00
31 January | 14, 28 February | (7 break) 14, 28 March | (11 Easter break) 18 April
Course Fee: £275