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Introduction about the Ney
Mr. Rida Bdeer starts the course with introducing the Ney, talking about the history of the instrument and its parts. __ Welcome, I am Rida Bdeer, the Egyptian Nay player from i3zif.com. Today we will give a simple description of the Nay instrument, it is made from a plant called “Ghab”, it is a plant that grows on river banks and around wells in the desert, other kinds grow in clay soil, and some in sandy soil, this kind has a dry sound to it, the one in clay soil has a softer sound. This instrument is originally Pharaonic, almost 7000 years old, basically known to human kind from the beginning of time. First it was the percussion instruments, where you hit objects against stone for example, and Nay was right after those instruments. This instrument has 7 holes, 6 in the front, and 1 in the back. It has the “Khazna”, 8 partitions and 9 segments, can’t be more or less. There are also percentages of the sizes of each segment, if it is more or less, then the instrument will be defective. Some people may ask , how does the Nay look like on the inside? Check out how I split the Nay in half, here it is. I split it this way so people or students can see it on the inside. This is what it looks like on the inside, here this is grooved all the way through, and the Khazna we mentioned is almost 4mm, a small groove not larger than 4 mm. the rest of the Nay is grooved all the way through the diameter. This is the outside of the Nay, and this is the inside, which is what is important to us. here. As we said, it is a very simple instrument to make and fit for all ages. I personally started playing the Nay when I was 9 years old. So any student can start at 9 years old.

Course Video Lessons - Learn Ney 1
1.1 Opened Introduction about the Ney 02:17
1.2 Opened How to generate sound from the Ney 05:40
2.1 Opened holes after generating sound correctly from the Ney 04:42
2.2 Opened holes, Continue 04:11
3 Opened Generating sounds using the right hand 04:50
4 Opened Using the sight and left hand to block the holes 05:47
5.1 Opened The back hole of the Ney 04:47
5.2 Opened The back hole of the Ney | Continue 03:08
6.1 Opened holes after generating sound correctly from the Ney 04:45
6.2 Opened Exercises on the Ney instrument|Continue 02:29
7.1 Opened Al Saba Scale 03:20
7.2 Opened Al Saba Scale| Continue 03:26
8.1 Opened Al Bayyati scale on Re 03:56
8.2 Opened Al Bayyati scale on Re | Continue 02:55
9 Opened Rast Al Do scale 05:17
10 Opened Al Kurd Scale 05:45
11 Opened Al Hijaz scale 05:50
12 Opened Nahawand Al Do scale 04:54
13 Opened How to perform the Trill on the Ney 07:01
14.1 Opened Staccato Technique on the Ney 03:56
14.2 Opened Staccato Technique on the Ney 03:46