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Oud => Oud Lovers => Topic started by: Ron99 on April 03, 2015, 05:40:15 AM

Title: Should you tell a story through your taqsim ?
Post by: Ron99 on April 03, 2015, 05:40:15 AM
This is something I've been asking myself for a long time: should an oud player tell a story through his taqsim? What do you think? You do express emotions through it, that I know, but do those emotions tell a story as well?
Title: Re: Should you tell a story through your taqsim ?
Post by: Molly_85 on April 03, 2015, 06:38:31 AM
I don't think you "should", I just think that you "can".
When playing a taqsim of your own choice, you do express your own feelings, maybe one day you feel angry when playing, the next day you feel joy, but as far as telling a story goes... I guess you could do that! How long have you been playing?
Title: Re: Should you tell a story through your taqsim ?
Post by: Ayla on April 04, 2015, 02:19:09 AM
Well, when you play, your taqsim can last 2 minutes or 1 hour!
There's this book, called "The Passport to a World of Music" or something similar, I read it once and I do remember the author saying that taqsims are actually a melodic way to tell a story, so you're not wrong! It's just not a rule, it's something you choose to do if you feel like it.