Arabic Violinist, Composer, Teacher
Latest news, blog, and podcasts:
Sun, 23 August 2009
I'm starting to "get" facebook, as I posted on my status yesterday--an easier way to casually chat about what i'm up to regularly. If you'd like to be my facebook friend, you can find me here:
But for a more extended description of what I've been up to--the end is in sight for my new Maqamlessons site. The upgrade has been around 2 years in coming--slouching towards Bethlehem to be born, as Yeats would have it. I've just completed the initial photoshop draft of the 33 maqam pages which will be on the site. I guess I've learned through the process that there are 33 maqams I can claim to have apprehended--and it is clear to me that the process so far has shown me that, that I wasn't quite clear before going through it how many maqams I actually know, or what is the structure of the maqams I know. Now I have a sense of that.
When I actually get around to the recording phase--which will be nearly the last phase of the project (... for whatever reason, I felt I needed to see the system in its entirety before starting to record for it... once I finish photoshop, then I will write all of the code, and then I will record the lessons, and then will code in their placement on the site...)--I suspect I will learn quite a bit more about what I know and what I've learned, in the last 11 years I've been learning Arabic music.
Coming soon! ...Hopefully before I present my paper at the SEM conference in November.
Category:news -- posted at: 7:17 AM