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17 - Rast Scale
In this lesson we are introduced to the Rast scale known as the master of scales. We will learn the dimensions of this scale which is important to oriental music. Then Mr. Majed explains and plays the Rast Doolab. __ Welcome to i3zif.com, I am Majed Srour, we have reached lesson #12. Today we will be introduced to Rast scale. It is the main scale in Arabic music, and as it is said in Persian, it is the master of scales, Rast means master. We will learn the scale and try to play a familiar track. Now I will play Rast scale *Play music* Rast scale is a scale from Do to Do, it is different than the basic Do Major in 2 note, Mi and Si. The third note of the scale Do Re Mi, the Mi is lowered by ¼ note. As we agreed before that lowering is done by adding a sign named Bimol (♭) , so we will add to the Mi a ½ ♭,to lower it by ¼ note. But in occidental music, it was originally *sound tune* but here in Rast scale *sound tune* lowered byt ¼ note, also the Si, *sound tune* this Si is lowered by ¼ note, just like Mi. in Do Major we agreed that Mi and Si raised fully, off-tune is raised fully. Here we will lower one off-tune in Mi and Si, only one off-tune lowered, as we agreed when we lower the off-tune we lower the tune, and when we raise the off-tune we raise the note. So here we will lower by ¼ note as we said, we will have Mi lowered one off-tune, and Si also. This is the order of off-tunes of Rast scale on the Zither. *Play music* I played this tune so that the scale, as said in the orient, presents; we are listening and enjoying the Rast scale. Now we will play Doolab Rast, a template called Doolab, a very small tune, so we can learn it and start playing Rast scale *Play music* this tune is popular, loved and very well known. We will learn this tune today, Rast scale with Mi and Si ½ ♭,or we can play Do Do Sol Sol, Do and 4th hop descending down, Do Do Sol Sol, we will skip Si and La, and hop, a 3rd hop , Mi Fa Mi Re Do, like this *Play music* . we will learn long sounds and play them, like we learned Al Ferdash and played the exercises. *Play music* long sounds are played in Ferdash *Play music* with the end of the track, we will end today’s lesson. Stay tuned and see you next lesson.

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