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Iranian Ensemble


In Iranian Ensemble, students will have the opportunity to learn traditional Iranian/Persian instruments, such as the Daf and the Oud:

Daf is the largest Persian frame drum which was used in Sufi music tradition and was adopted by classical Iranian music percussion players in the late 20th century. During the past two decades Daf has become of the main percussion instruments in Iranian music ensembles.

The Oud is a plucked eleven stringed, fretless, short necked lute. 5 of the string courses are doubles and tuned in unison. The lowest course is a single string. It is played with a long thin plectrum called a “Mizrab” or “Risha” The oud is made entirely of wood ( the word “Oud” means wood in Arabic).

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