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Music Instruction Books
Below is a selection of music instruction books available at the Library in the music section MT and through the Library's Online Resources. See the Library of Congress Classification outline for a complete overview of the classification used to organize this collection.
Basics of Oud by An in-depth instruction manual for the Arabic oud, the ancestor of the lute and guitar. Contents include: Holding the oud, Plucking the Strings, Basic Plucking Rules in Arabic Tradition, Positions of Left Hand Fingers, Basic Notes on the oud, Advanced Left-Hand Techniques, Maqamat, and more.
Call Number: MT654.O9 T68 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-26
Hal Leonard Oud Method by The purpose of this book and its accompanying audio is to give the student not only a method from which to learn the oud, but also an overview of the history, folklore and origins of this beloved ancient stringed instrument.
Call Number: MT654.O9 B554 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-01
Inside Arabic Music: Arabic maqam performance and theory in the 20th century by What makes hundreds of listeners cheer ecstatically at the same instant during a live concert by Egyptian diva Umm Kulthum? What is the unspoken language behind a taqsim (traditional instrumental improvisation) that performers and listeners implicitly know? How can Arabic music be so rich anddiverse without resorting to harmony? Why is it so challenging to transcribe Arabic music from a recording? Inside Arabic Music answers these and many other questions from the perspective of two "insiders" to the practice of Arabic music, by documenting a performance culture and a know-how that islargely passed on orally.Arabic music has spread across the globe, influencing music from Greece all the way to India in the mid-20th century through radio and musical cinema, and global popular culture through Raqs Sharqi, known as "Bellydance" in the West. Yet despite its popularity and influence, Arabic music, and themaqam scale system at its heart, remain widely misunderstood. Inside Arabic Music de-mystifies maqam with an approach that draws theory directly from practice, and presents theoretical insights that will be useful to practitioners, from the beginner to the expert - as well as those interested in therelated Persian, Central Asian, and Turkish makam traditions. Inside Arabic Music's discussion of maqam and improvisation widens general understanding of music as well, by bringing in ideas from Saussurean linguistics, network theory, and Lakoff and Johnson's theory of cognition as metaphor, with anapproach parallel to Gjerdingen's analysis of Galant-period music - offering a lens into the deeper relationships among music, culture, and human community.
Call Number: ML330.5 .F37 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-15
The percussion ensemble of the Arabian Peninsula by This book provides transcriptions of 36 rhythms from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen with the aim to shed light on the versatile musical practices of the Arabian Peninsula. Some of the rhythms covered were widely popular while others were largely unknown.
Call Number: M177 .Y36 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Free Online Resources
Below is a list of recommended freely available online resources.