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Only Your Mother  

I'm trying to explore the music of my people, Jewish music. I'm trying to understand if there are rhythms, chord progressions, and scales that characterize this music. However, Jewish music is characterized by something elusive. Sometimes these are songs that belong to a specific region or period, influenced by the local context. Other times, they are songs characterized by narrative lines and specific lyrics. It's a fascinating challenge to delve into and understand the diverse roots and influences of…

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The place whose name is Hijaz 

Arabic music fascinates me. I started showing interest in it a while ago, but I always postponed the moment when I would delve deeper and explore it. The rhythms, the sounds, the maqams, quarter-tones, the unison playing of the bands—all these musical elements really excite me.

The best way for me to learn is by combining theory and practice. So, every day I add a bit of information to my knowledge, while simultaneously trying to apply something in one of the tracks I'm creating. Today, what caught my…

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Let's get to know the zurna! 

The world of music is infinite. I always enjoy discovering and exploring new sounds and musical instruments, whether electronic or organic. Today, I came across a unique wind instrument, closely related to the family of the oboe, called the zurna. 

It has a strong and penetrating sound, so the zurna is commonly played outdoors at wedding ceremonies, enlistment to the army, and folk celebrations. The zurna can be tuned according to the scale and tone one wishes to play. The tuning is actually determined by…

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