Eastern Music Theory
The aim of the course “Eastern Music Theory” is the contact of the students of traditional music and not only, with the music systems developed in the eastern Mediterranean.
The main goal of the course is for the student to manage in a reasonable period of time to have the theoretical knowledge but also the practical ability to recognize acoustically the musical ways and the rhythmic and morphological elements of the musical repertoire to be examined. This will be achieved through a combination of theoretical approach and experiential practice.
During the course, a number of audio examples from recordings of skilled musicians from the wider region of the eastern Mediterranean will be examined and interpreted, which will include the most popular and learned musical traditions of the region.
Achilleas Apostolos Tigkas
Theory of Eastern Music, Ney, Traditional Fife