Author Archives: Hagai Bilitzky

Classical Arabic Music Primary Terms

Here are a few Important Primary terms of classical Arabic music. This list is taken from my yet unpublished paper “Introduction to Playing the Double Bass as a Solo Instrument in Arabic Music” by Hagai Bilitzky: Arabic note names Note names … Continue reading

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Upcoming shows

I don’t usually do that, but this time its very exciting for me: I have two concerts with Oud master Simon Shaheen, on the 20.11,10 in Haifa, and on the 21.11.10 in Nazareth. Two concerts coming up with the great … Continue reading

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“Soon to come” post

The next series of posts will be dedicated to the question “what made the double bass get accepted into the music of the Middle East”? I will first present the background of Classical Arabic music, which will make this question even … Continue reading

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Fuad Abbas

Umm Kulthum, “the star of the east”, had enormous influence on
the entire Arab world, and is considered the greatest traditional
Arab singer. She is known to have described the double bass as the
heart of the music. Continue reading

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