Although the qanun is not so well known in Europe, it is one of the most important music instruments in the Arabic world. You could say that it is the Eastern equivalent of the piano. The qanun comes from the ancient Egyptian harp and consists of a flat trapezoidal wooden board with 26 three-stranded strings. It is played horizontally on the knees.
In this course, Souhad Najem, a true master of the qanun, will teach you the basic techniques of this majestic instrument. Advanced students will learn to perfect their technique and to dive more deeply in the repertoire of traditional Arabic music. Souhad teaches in the tradition of oral transmission: you will listen, look, and learn to play the instrument in this way. Prior musical knowledge or knowledge of solfège are therefore not necessary.
Souhad Najem is without doubt one of the great masters of the qanun. He studied at the Music Institute of Bagdad and afterwards became professor in Irak and in Tunisia. He has also taught at the “Arabic cultural centre of the country” in Liège and is the author of a book of compositions, now considered as a reference in the teaching of the qanun.
Inscriptions open on August 8 2022!
Come and discover this course during the free meeting session on Thursday 22 September 2022, from 6 to 8 pm.
Individual lesson (8 classes/cycle)
Thursday between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm (depending on the number of registrants)
The time of the lesson is determined in consultation with the teacher.
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
To register for a course, membership of Muziekpublique is mandatory.
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€135,00 – €315,00