Step-by-Step Taqasim

Finally, a step-by-step program you can follow to learn how to play REAL taqasim with juicy licks & techniques!

Does playing a taqsim feel like, "just hitting random notes in the scale"?

I’ve been there before, with these thoughts in my head... “I have no idea where to begin a taqsim…” “What do I do next?” “I don’t know if this even sounds good.” “Wow, he plays so fast, I can’t even follow along.” When you hear an Oud taqsim for the first time, it’s like a magic carpet ride into the unknown. The phrases move so fast and the melody takes you away. 

You have no choice but to just listen and enjoy. You never know where the taqsim will go… 

a modulation here and there... 

a quick turn here… 

a juicy riff over there… 

It takes listening to the same taqsim a few times before you start to understand what’s going on or to know what’s happening next.  

And it takes even more effort to try to repeat those phrases and melodies on your own instrument. Ultimately, you want to be able to play those juicy melodies and phrases yourself, and you want to create taqasim from scratch and improvise.  

Your dream of being able to learn taqasim is about to come true.  

Taqasim sheet music

Can you be TAUGHT how to play a taqsim?

They say you can't be taught how to play a taqsim, but it's simply NOT TRUE.  

There ARE rules and riffs that seasoned Oud players follow to make their taqasim sound juicy and authentic. And those can be taught one by one.

I'll tell you more about it in a minute... but first, in order to learn how to play a taqsim, you need to understand the process.

2 Steps to learning how to play a taqsim

To learn to play a taqsim, you have to follow these 2 steps:

Step 1. Learn taqasim note by note - Learn by copying other people's taqasm on your Oud. It helps you learn phrases and forms of melodies.

Step 2. Learn to connect things - Start creating your own taqasim by connecting what you've learned. For this, you need some knowledge and a little courage to do something different and figure it out along the way. 

Simple, right? 

The process is simple, but...

...yes, the process IS simple. 

But many Oud players fail to even get the hang of it....

Why?

Because no one is there to give you feedback and guide you.

So you may go back feeling like "playing random notes on the scale".


You need somone telling you EXACTLY:

  • How to start a taqsim
  • How to establish a maqam
  • How and when to modulate
  • How to come back to the original maqam
  • How to develop melody
  • How to end a taqsim


...and other nuances that come with different maqams!

This is where I can help.

Let's end this unsatisfying journey of playing taqasim. It's time you got on track to play REAL taqasim.

Introducing...Step-by-Step Taqasim

Navid

In this brand new program, Step by Step Taqasim, you'll get step-by-step guidance on EXACTLY what to do in a taqsim, complete with juicy licks and riffs that make your Oud playing sound authentic!

Specifically, you will… 

  • Copy and master the secret rules and formulas that seasonsed Oud players aren't telling you - by completely dissecting taqasim. 
  • Learn step by step EXACTLY how the maqam is esablished, how to develop melody, how/when to modulate, how to come back to the original maqam, how to start/end a taqsim so there's a clear beginning and ending...and more!
  • Get juicy licks and riffs, and common melodies and phrases that you can copy note by note.  
  • Step up your game by adding Simon Shaheen’s tasteful licks and riffs to your taqasim.  
  • Get personal coaching on your taqasim so you can stop worrying whether or not you're playing correctly! 

Imagine - This weekend, you'll finally start to feel that you're getting the right tools to build your own taqasim with in your tool box.

In a couple months, you'll start to experience moments where authentic sounding phrases just ‘come through’ without effort!

Pick a Package and Join Now!

To join Step by Step Taqasim, 

1. Pick a package that suits your needs below.

2. Make a payment on PayPal.

3. Wait a few minutes for an email called "Claim Your Order"

4. Open the email, click the registration link, and register online. 

5. Find the program on your "Dashboard" page. Start learning!

Basic Package

Step by Step Taqasim Basic
  • Master the useful phrases and techniques with essential exercises
  • Learn how to put phrases together and when & how to modulate by copying 6 different taqasim pieces with step by step instructions
  • Start developing your own taqasim with Fill-in-the-Blank taqasim exercises
  • Pre-recorded video lessons, downloadable audio and sheet music
  • Lifetime access

Premium Package

Step by Step Taqasim Premium
  • Get everything in the Basic Package


PLUS:

  • Step up your game by learning Simon Shaheen's tasteful licks and riffs to add to your performance
  • Improve faster by getting personal video coaching on your taqasim playing

Is Ear Training Program for me?

Q: Is this program right for me?  

A: You need to be able to play tunes and rhythmical pieces fairly well and be familiar with several maqams. You should rate yourself as an intermediate player. This is not a bare beginner’s course for learning Oud. If you’re not sure, email me a clip of your Oud playing to support@oudforguitarists.com and I’ll let you know if the program is right for you.  

Q: I’m a qanun player, can I still use this material?  

A: You will benefit from about 80% of the material in this program. The Simon Shaheen licks and riffs section will be difficult to apply to your instrument.  

  

Q: Will I learn famous or well-known taqasim?  

A: This program teaches original taqasim composed by myself, Navid Goldrick. You will not learn a famous taqsim by Farid Al Atrash or other players. The taqasim have been created to teach specific concepts and are designed to be entry-level taqasim difficulty. The aim of this program is to give you the framework to become an improviser and create your own taqaqsim.  

  

Q: What if I’m not happy with the program?  

A: We have a 60-day money-back guarantee. If you feel like you didn’t learn anything or this wasn’t the right fit for you, we are happy to refund your money. We will require some feedback from you on how we can improve. Email Navid at support@oudforguitarists.com. 


Any other questons? Email me at support@oudforguitarists.com.

60-day money back guarantee! 

Let us take the risk off your shoulders. I'm confident that you will be much better equipped to start playing authentic taqasim after learning from this program.

But if you feel you didn't learn anything from Step by Step Taqasim, email us within 60 days of your purchase, and we will refund every penny immediately.  


Imagine getting that "YES! That’s what I wanted to play!" moment while playing your own taqasim.  

For the price of 3 or less private lessons, it'll be yours. 

Basic

Step by Step Taqasim Basic
  • Master the useful phrases and techniques with essential exercises 
  • Learn how to put phrases together and when & how to modulate by copying 6 different taqasim pieces with step by step instructions 
  • Start developing your own taqasim with Fill-in-the-Blank taqasim exercises 
  • Pre-recorded video lessons, downloadable audio and sheet music 
  • Lifetime access


Premium

Step by Step Taqasim Premium
  • Get everything in the Basic Package PLUS:  
  • Step up your game by learning Simon Shaheen's tasteful licks and riffs to add to your performance  
  • Improve faster by getting personal video coaching on your taqasim playing

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