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4 - The "hopping" method
Mr. Majed Sorour introduces a new method called the hopping method, using both hands. __ Welcome to i3zif.com, we are meeting for the third lesson, my name is Majed Srour, and keep in mind, you will learn! You will play! In the third lesson, we already place both our hands, now we will play variations using the “hopping” method. Like we said, the Ta Fa Ti Fi which is 4 strikes, we play it 4 times, in order for our hands to take the right position once and for all. Now we will play it using the “hopping” method. Like this *Play music* let us explain this exercise, we started from Re, then Mi, then Re again, hop to Fa, this is the 3rd hop 1,2,3, then back to Re, then 4th hop to Sol, Re Mi Fa Sol, then Re again, hopping down to Re, then 5th hop to La , Re Mi Fa Sol La and son on, a tough hop, then from La we hop down to Re, then after Re we have Si then Re, Do then Re, then the higher Re. this exercise enables us to play most notes with the method we learned, and through it we learn the “hopping” method. “Hopping” is jumping between notes, like now I transferred from Re to Mi, this is transferring, but from Re to Fa this is a “hop” because I skipped a note and played the one after it. The most important part of this exercise is how to correctly place my hands on the first note I hop, whether I am hopping the 2nd, 4th or 5th hop, like this *Play music*. the first note I hop, if it is correct then the hop is successful, but if in the first hop my right hand played Sol, and the left played Fa or La for example then the hop was unsuccessful and I need to focus more. And I do not stop until I learn to focus more. Later on if I have Re to Sol, a 4th ascending hop, and I will hop it descending from Sol to Re, so I need to focus more. For example, I will now play a descending hop *Play music* the first note I hop as long as the left and right hand are synchronized, then I have a successful hop. Now the next hop is the 5th, *Play music* if in the first note both hands were synchronized then I have succeeded, and so on. Now let us do this exercise continuously on both Octaves. We just played from this Re to the following Re, which is called an Octave, from this Re till the next one, this is the next Octave. So we will play it on 2 Octaves. When we played this Re from the first Octave *Play music* now repeat, same thing but on the higher octave with the higher pitch. We will play the same exercise, I just played it by the Ta Fa Ti Fi rhythm only once, but we have played 4 Ta Fa Ti Fi’s since the beginning Ta Fa Ti Fi Ta Fa Ti Fi Ta Fa Ti Fi Ta Fa Ti Fi.

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