Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bottesini in Cairo

The traditional Arabic music of our day has definitely evolved partly under the influence of the inevitable contact with western music, especially in the last one-hundred and fifty years. Almost all researchers of Arabic music note the first performance of … Continue reading

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Ornamentation in Arabic Music

One of the challenges we face when playing the double-bass as a solo instrument in Arabic music, even before the interaction with quarter-tones, is ornamentation. Ornamentation is an inseparable part of this music and we must try and express it … Continue reading

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