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Article: 7 factors will make you start learning to play the Arabic Ney today

7 factors will make you start learning to play the Arabic Ney today

7 factors will make you start learning to play the Arabic Ney today

One of the oldest instruments in existence, the Ney has been played for about 5000 years. Its distinguished sound reminiscent of deserts and oasis, this instrument can add an ethnic flavor to your compositions that is unmatched in its deep soulfulness and truthful timbre. The Arabic Ney’s breathy tone will transport you to ancient times and faraway places and capture your audience with an enchanting quality. In this segment you will know 7 factors that will accelerate you start learning Arabic Ney today.

  1. Physical structure:

The Arabic ney consists of a piece of hollow cane or reedwith five or six finger holes and one thumb hole. Modern neys may be made instead of metal or plastic tubing.

  1. Create own melody lines:

This instrument ships with an intelligent legato scripted instrument, giving you an opportunity to play this instrument in real time and create your own melody lines, complete with transition notes and looped sustains.

  1. Variations of player:

Lots of Ney player blessed with a deep understanding of both traditional heritage and a cinematic approach with regards to their playing. The instrument is a perfect match with the styles and flavors in other Sonokinetic ethnic sampled instrument and vocals.

  1. Capture your performance:

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  1. Charming Made of:

Ney is made from reed, has 9 joints, 6 holes and 1 back hole, its featured in classical eastern music, and considered to be the base for all the positions (with the tanbur), kawalla is reed also, bigger diameter, 4 joints, 6 holes only (no back hole) and is somewhat harder to control, frequently used in arabic music than in turkish, and not so classically related.

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  1. Variations of play:

The pitch of the ney varies depending on the region and the finger arrangement. A highly skilled ney player, called neyzen, can reach more than threeoctaves, though it is more common to have several "helper" neys to cover different pitch ranges or to facilitate playing technically difficult passages in other dastgahs or maqams.

  1. Finger hole arrangement:

The ney consists of a hollow cylinder with finger-holes. Sometimes a brass or plastic mouthpiece is placed at the top to protect the wood from damage, but this plays no role in the sound production


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