Middle Eastern Flute Magic: Play the Nay – Finger Charts for Arabic Music Scales
Learn to play the ancient Middle Eastern reed flute known as the nay. Famous in Sufi poetry for its wailing soulful sound, it is not hard to fall totally in love with this instrument. However, it is not so easy to play. Musicians who are flautists already will also have difficulty as the nay requires its own special method or embouchure to make a sound. The notes generated by the nay form primary scales known in the Middle East and Orient as maqams. This book provides instruction, very rare in the West or in English language, on how to generate the complex haunting sounds and also provides finger charts for numerous traditional music scales popular in the East.
Author: Cameron Powers
154 Pages; 1761 Illustrations