The name of the program: My Ancient Guitar,
refers to two basic aims of the program:
a. An Ancient (eastern) music and it
concept within a social framework of the course, the class or the grade.
The GUITAR, a basic
studying of a guitar-like instrument.
These two elements and the idea of placing the student and the constructed instrument at
the center, are the basic principles of the program.
Through the direct contact with the
building materials the student becomes attached to the instrument. This attachment is the
basis of the studentsí willingness to begin the playing process. This learning process
offers the opportunity to open up to music and get acquainted with several basic musical
domains, such as groups of instruments, principles of the structure of string instruments,
melodic line, accompaniment, maqams, scales, imitation, improvisation, rhythm and beat,
playing together and more.
The objective of the program
The main objective of the program is
getting the students involved in the musical contents and musical creation. In order to
attain this goal, the program is planned in such a way that each practical stage
contributes to a corresponding theoretical domain. For example, understanding the
principles of sound and string will correspond with building a resonance box and tuning
the string. The completion of the building process raises the question "How will we
learn to play?"... which leads to the suggestion of a method of playing.
||For many students this program is the
first practical experience with music.
With the help of the program students can receive personal feedback regarding their
musical tendencies and skills and their love of music.
We wish to make sure that this experience is a success, and will be remembered as such by