Teacher: Markos Skoulios

Based on specific melodic modes of the celebrated eastern modal systems of Makam, Raga, Dastgah and Byzantine Octoechos, a variety of improvisational routes will be investigated.  At the same time, the modal characteristics and melodic development mechanisms defining each mode’s special identity will be explained both on the theoretical and practical level.  Moreover, analysis of recorded examples will be used in order to focus on stylistic elements and melismatic stereotypes, characteristic of the Taksim form.

Vocalists and musicians playing instruments capable of reproducing non-tempered intervals are welcome to participate.

Type of Seminar: Open – Music Group

Participant Level: At least a minimum level of control over an instrument or the voice is required.

Scores: Written material will be used; however musicians who cannot read music scores can also participate in the seminar.




Dates: 30 April – 5 May 2019

The seminars will start at 17:00 on Tuesday 30/04/2019

  • Tuesday: 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 17:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 13:00


Registration: Online Registration