Learn to play the Ney
There are 8 levels
1 session per week
Sessions are one-on-one & are tailored for you only for best results
When you complete a level, you can book your exam on a date that suits you. Exams are also one-on-one
Attend one group session per month to interact with other students of the same level as you, enhance your skills and assess your general progress
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Frequently Asked Questions
In Finoon, there are typically 8 progressive levels for the ney through which the student studies certain musical compositions with a special focus on technique and practice. The duration of each level depends upon the comprehensive capabilities of the student, their regular attendance to classes and persevere practice.
First, let’s establish that no magic can make you a player overnight, mastering any musical instrument takes time. The most important thing however is, the number of hours per week that you actually invest into practice. Practice strengths your muscle memory so that your body knows what to do without you even thinking. Make sure that you practice at least three hours a week, but it is recommended to practice for an hour (uninterrupted) daily.
They are no special physical requirements for ney players but people with relatively full lips and long fingers have an advantage; also smoking is a disadvantage to healthy breathing so non-smokers also have an advantage here
The curriculum contains a set of exercises for breathing, musical scales and sight reading that the student is advised to perform. You’re strongly advised to use a metronome to help you stay on rhythm. It is preferable, nonetheless, to practice for an hour (uninterrupted) daily or even more when advised.
Musical instruments are known to be very fragile, you should always handle them with gentle care, and that includes not subjecting them to heat or impact. As for the ney, it should regularly be cleaned using a clean dry cotton cloth dedicated specially to it. It’s also advisable to keep it in its case/cover and oil it with olive oil every once in a while and expose it to sunlight for 5 minutes a day
The ney is known for the warmth and softness of its sound and it can surely add a unique color to all genres of music especially oriental music. There are types/sizes of the ney such as the rast, dokah, boslek, gahar kah, nawa and husseini and each of them has a different musical range. A player in concert may need a set of 24 different neys to cover the musical range needed which a single ney cannot produce on its own
Yes, Finoon can buy the instrument on your behalf and this rids you of a lot of effort if you’ve just started your musical journey. Finoon can also sell instruments on your behalf, if you’re looking for an upgrade, or provide technical support and guidance for purchasing used and new instruments
There are not necessarily brands but good manufacturers that are known for their craftsmanship in making a good ney
No, that’s not necessary
12 years and above should normally be good, and there is no maximum age. Some people start at a younger age than 12 if their musical talent allows it.