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6 - Playing the musical scale with “hopping” method
In this lesson Mr. Majed Sorour explains the meaning of the word Octave, and the musical scale, and how to play it with the “hopping” method. __ Welcome to i3zif.com, this is our fourth lesson, my name is Majed Srour, and do not forget, we will play! In previous lessons we have talked about Re, Do, Mi but I would like to tell you that the beginning of the cords in the Zither, the first cord in the Zither is Sol, and the last cord in the Zither is Re. first we have to study the musical scale and the order, if the beginning of the scale is Do, then Re, Mi, Fa,Sol,La,Si then Do again, and so on repeating Do Re Mi towards a higher pitch. We must keep in mind the Do is followed by Re, Re is followed by Mi, Sol is followed by La, Fa is followed by Sol, and so on. Now starting from this, the first note in the Zither is Sol, 2nd is La, 3rd is Si,4th is Do, Re, Mi, Fa and Sol repeated again. From this Sol to this is something we call in Music an Octave. An Octave is 7 notes and their 8th note, the 8th one is a repetition of the 1st one, if we start from Sol, then the end of the Octave is Sol, if we start from La then the end of the Octave is La, the higher one. So when I say place your hand on Re, if you don't know start counting Sol La si Do Re, this is Re, we found it, and the next Re is Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do Re. this way we know where Re is on the Zither. Now we want to learn how to play the musical scale with hopping. *Play music* and so on, the scale is repeated until we reach Re and start going back. Here we are learning to play the scale with hopping . now we will start playing the reverse of this exercise, like this *Play music* and so on we continue until we reach the last Re in the Zither. Those exercises teach us the forms of playing, forms of scale, fast scale, hopping, octaves, and all this is learned so we can prepare ourselves to be Zitherists, and play anything that comes our way. If we exercise on every form we find, then we will be ready for it.

Course Video Lessons - Learn Qanun 1
1 Opened General Introduction 06:23
2 Opened Playing using both hands 04:06
3 Opened Exercise 04:56
4 Opened The "hopping" method 05:32
5 Opened Important exercises 02:14
6 Opened Playing the musical scale with “hopping” method 04:16
7 Opened Playing the musical scale with “hopping” method | Continue 03:57
8 Opened Exercises to play the musical scale 04:10
9 Opened Exercises on playing the musical scale | Continue 04:32
10 Opened The components of the Qanun 05:21
11 Opened The components of the Qanun | Continue 03:11
12 Opened Playing the Track “Sound of music” 04:39
13 Opened Play the Nahawand Minor scale 05:41
14 Opened "Al Ferdash" 05:00
15 Opened Playing “Nassam Alyna El Hawa” 03:50
16 Opened Managing the mandals while playing 06:12
17 Opened Rast Scale 04:58
18 Opened Exercise on the Rast scale. 04:07
19 Opened Playing “Ya Mal El Sham” 03:02
20 Opened Al Bayyati scale 06:00
21 Opened Playing “Gana El Hawa” 04:42
22 Opened Kurd scale and playing “Ahu Da Elli Sar” 04:17
23 Opened Playing “Ahu Da Elli Sar” 03:59
24 Opened The Solo 04:31
25 Opened Playing “Enta Omri” by Um Kulthoum 05:46