Introduction to Arabic Music – Summer Intensive Course

19 August '19 at 6:00 pm - 24 August '19 at 4:00 pm

19 August – 24 August | 6 days | 14 hours
Monday 19 August – Friday 23 August, 18:00 – 20:00
Saturday 24 August 12:00 – 16:00

Introduction to Arabic Music is an intensive course run by Taqasim Music School that will introduce the basics of Arabic music. The objective of this course is to give students a good basic theoretical and practical understanding of Arabic music. Material covered will include a brief history of Arabic music, maqamaat, rhythms and musical forms presented along with a select repertoire of traditional and popular music. These will be analysed and presented in a cultural and historical context.

Students are encouraged to bring along a stringed instrument to play during the course. An Oud is preferable, as it is one of the main Arabic musical instruments used today. To make the best of this course, students are advised to practice regularly. The course will run for 6 consecutive days.

The last day of the course will be dedicated to playing a select number of pieces that have been covered during the course. Student are welcome to bring along their instrument of choice if the wish.

Note: The playing of an instrument is not a requirement to enroll in this course.

Registration: £140 (paid online) Course Book: £5 (paid on the first day of class)



The Arab British Centre

1 Gough Square


Taqasim Music School