Nay is a tube made from bamboo with finger-holes, The ney has been played continually for 4,500–5,000 years, making it one of the oldest musical instruments still in use.
The ney consists of a hollow cylinder. Sometimes a brass, horn, or plastic mouthpiece is placed at the top to protect the wood from damage, and to provide a sharper and more durable edge to blow at. The ney consists of a piece of hollow cane or giant reed with five or six finger holes and one thumb hole. Modern neys may be made instead of metal or plastic tubing. The pitch of the ney varies depending on the region and the finger arrangement. A highly skilled ney player can reach more than three octaves, though it is more common to have several "helper" neys to cover different pitch ranges or to facilitate playing technically difficult passages in maqams.
The course will be available for all levels
( beginners, intermediate, advanced )
The course will focus on :
- Introduce the instruments
- The basic technic of blow and produce the sound
- Scales and Maqams
- Learn musical pieces from Arabic repertoire