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Ney, Kawala Lovers / Re: Beginner question
« on: December 19, 2018, 07:36:18 AM »
I started on sol ney.  When I could consistently get sound from lowest rast I purchased a longer ney (yildiz) and it was almost like starting over - I could not get lower than cargah for several days.  Very frustrating!  Now I can get to rast on yildiz (with some effort).  Practicing on the yildiz makes sol ney very easy by comparison in the lowest register.  Maybe it is good to have two neys, one for pain and one for pleasure.  If only one ney I concur:  select an easier ney.

Ney, Kawala Lovers / Re: Ney Positioning
« on: December 19, 2018, 07:14:18 AM »
I believe the rear hole is typically off center, rotated slightly to the advantage of playing with left hand on top (better for right-handed people).  You can check this easily in a mirror by holding the ney so that the six holes point directly away from you / towards the mirror.  Look at the rear hole and see where it is in relation to the front six.  Both of my neys (sol & yildiz made by Niri) have the back hole slightly rotated to my left in relation to the front holes.  I think  this makes reach easier for left hand on top with instrument held to the right, as Niri plays in his videos.

Playing with right hand on top and / or with instrument angled to the left seems perfectly possible.  But if most neys are non-symmetrical, with holes drilled to the advantage of how Niri holds the ney, then you may find yourself at a disadvantage holding it differently, especially when using a longer ney.

I'm a beginner, so do seek a more informed opinion.

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