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The Improvisation in Arabic Music by Amin Chaachoo 2/3


Learn about the music that accompanies the movement, both in its social sphere and its structural, melodic analysis or any other element that affects the artistic expression of dance is essential for any dancer.

At Nesma Academy we have designed this course together with the teacher and musicologist Amin Chaachoo, in an effective and practical way, so that you can understand one of the most important fundamentals of Arabic music.

Arabic music, like many genres of traditional music, involves the musician in all his facets, personal and professional. An Arabic music performer is only authentic if he expresses his own emotions in his interpretation, not limiting himself to playing a previously arranged melody. This personal expression is manifested, first, in the mawwals and taqsims, improvised melodies in real time, and in the ornaments that the musician performs on composed melodies.

In this course, we will study the theoretical bases and rules of vocal and instrumental improvisation in Arabic music. These rules will be applied in melodies and musical modes representative of the Arab musical tradition.

Day 2 Program:
- Study of the maqam Bayati and its variants
- Taqsim and mawwal in the Bayati maqam
- Study of musical pieces in Rast mode

After more than 30 years of experience as a professional dancer, teacher, producer and entrepreneur, I've realised I now need to spread all the knowledge these experiences have given me, using technology to reach as much people as I can, to keep sharing my passion and helping others develop and grow their dance careers as well. That's why I created Nesma Academy, a unique space to learn, discover, and enjoy everything related to dance.

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  • Date: 7th August 2021
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Time Zone: Europe/Madrid

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