Oud (oriental lute)
These lessons aim to develop the classical and modern technique of the oud by studying oriental methods. The repertoire to be taught during the lessons will be oriental music (Syriac, Syrian, Turkish, Iraqi, Egyptian) and also classical Western music for oud. Even though no pre-requisites are necessary, music theory will take up a large part of the lessons due to the possibilities and advantages it gives musicians. The theoretical part of the lessons will look at the different aspects of the instrument throughout history.
This oriental lute appeared in Mesopotamia between 2170 and 2350 BC. The instrument is played in G and its 6 cords – played with a plectrum called a Richah – produces a beautiful, warm sound. Played throughout the Arab world, the oud is used to accompany a large variety of different music.
Is music theory needed? No, but it’s a plus.
Elias Bachoura studied at the Conservatory of Music in Damas, Syria, his country of origin. After arriving in Brussels, he studied composition and orchestration at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. With time, he has acquired knowledge of both oriental and western music which makes him critical and attentive of all styles of music. The subtlety, touch and innovation of his playing has made him a key musical reference. He currently plays in the Flemish orchestra ‘Olla Vogala
Come and discover this course during the free session on Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of September, between 6pm and 9pm.
Individual course (30min)
- Tuesdays: 17h – 22h
- Wednesdays: 16h – 22h
- Thursdays: 17h – 22h
The time of the individual course is determined in consultation with the teacher. Define your class schedule with him before you register. Contact Muziekpublique for more information.
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€150,00 – €400,00