6.2 - Exercises on the Ney instrument|Continue
Continuing the important exercises on the Ney while Mr Rida gives some historical information about the role of Mr. Abdel Wahhab and Mr. Riyad Al Sunbati in developing the role of Ney in composing music.
We played it both ascending and descending, now let us play it in another form *Play music*, this way we played it both ascending and descending in many forms ascending and descending. I would like to tell you something from the history as well , the Nay was, about a 100 years ago, only restricted to playing “Taqseem”, it was never a solo instrument. Its only role was to just play “Taqseem” all the time, a singer would perform alongside with the Nay player only playing “Taqseem”. Until the great singer Mr. Moh’d Abdul Wahhab, and Mr. Riyad Al Sunbati , both great composers, and started composing solos for the Nay. Solo means a musical piece only dedicated for the Nay within the entire track, it would play a small piece and then the band responds. And the Nay solos got popular since Mr. Abdul Wahhab and it developed a status between the other musical instruments, both oriental and occidental, to play expressive performance; which is the case when a musician witnesses a sea for example, and plays a piece to go along with the sentiment of the sea, and anyone who hears this piece would know that it is related to the sea. Or a sad piece for a sad person to relate to, someone who is happy to listen to a piece to make people happy. All that was due to the development of the Nay, it is used in religious, folklore, emotional and patriotic performances. These are musical categories for the Nay, newly added, until it even reached the Concerto, and the Concertino which is a mini Concerto, where an instrument plays a lead role in the Concerto. This is the end of this lesson, see you in the next one. Good bye