Introduction to Iranian music
The tar or Persian lute is a string instrument with a rich musical tradition and history in Eastern countries such as Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The instrument has six strings and is mostly used in Persian classical music. In addition to its warm, almost hypnotizing, sound, the tar itself is a small piece of artwork: it is made of walnut wood, ram horns, camel bone and sheep skin. In this course, you will learn the basic techniques of the instrument, and the focus will be put on the repertoire of Iranian traditional and classical music.
For this course, you need prior knowledge in music theory or solfège.
The professor can help you find an instrument. Please contact Muziekpublique for more information.
Shahabeddin Azinmehr was born in 1985 in Teheran and has a bachelor’s degree in restauration of historic monuments and a master’s degree in Persian music. His musical journey began with singing, but he has afterwards learned to play the tar and the setar. Mohammad Musavi, Dariush Talai, Mas’ud Sho’ari, Behruz Hemmati and Reza Parvizzade are some of the masters with whom he studied.
He has taken part in several concerts and albums as accompanying instrumentalist. His first solo album, Showq-e Mastur, is a solo performance of setar. Since 2020, he has become a member of the Belgian band Refa.
Inscriptions open on August 9 2022!
Come and discover this course during the free meeting session on Thursday 22 September 2022, from 6 to 8 pm.
Individual lesson (10 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.
€165,00 – €415,00