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On this podcast We speak mainly in Farsi. By catching up, you can train your ears and improve your language skills. We introduce one descent Persian traditional music each episode. you can Find some fantastic itineraries in Iran and how to participate in them. We interview trip advisors, tourists, residents and students. We talk about the masterpieces in Persian literature. We interview historians about Persian empire, Persian dynasties, Cyrus the great and history of Persia.
Most Recent Episode
018 - (Farsi) How to learn playing Iranian Ney, with Maestro Ghanbarnasab
Maestro Morteza Ghanbarnasab Behbahani is an Iranian Ney and Ney-Anban player. He started playing Ney since he was 17 and now He plays in "Chavoosh Behbahan" ensemble. In this episode we are talking about: How the Iranian Ney is made. How long it takes someone to learn playing it. Where and how to begin learning this euphonic instrument. And a lot more. The most difficult wind instrument to play Ney is a flute shaped wind instrument made from sugar cane and sometimes plastic composites. The sound of Ney has always been recognized as one of the most distinguishable features in the middle eastern music. The Iranian Ney though, has a special characteristic and a soothing sound among others. It has 6 finger holes in the front and one in the back. The upper edge of the Ney has to be placed in between two upper front teeth and unlike other wind instruments, does not have a reed to generate the initial sound. Apparently, these characteristics should make playing Ney a lot difficult. But is it so? To know more about it, I recommend listening to this episode where you can find all your questions answered. This episode was spoken entirely in Farsi.