Baglama courses

Online courses by our teacher Cevahir Karaca

This course is offered in English and Turkish

Cevahir Karaca studied at Halic University Turkish Music Conservatory and ITU State Conservatory. He has completed his master’s degree in Turkish Music at Haliç University Graduate Education Institute. His doctoral training in art is currently underway at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Maltepe. He has taught several courses at the CKM Academy of Music, between the years 2016 and 2018 at the University’s Estuary Conservatory as a teaching assistant.

Learn baglama through individual and customized lessons

The baglama is a family of long-necked, plucked lute instruments used in Ottoman classical music, Turkish folk, Turkish Arabic, Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Armenian and parts of Syria, Iraq and the countries of the Balkans. It is used in particular in the rebetiko musical style which is often associated with the lowlands, having been victims of repression by institutions. The musicians would therefore have invented the baglama to be able to conceal it easily during police raids or in prison. Its small size makes it an easy-to-carry instrument for travelling musicians. It can be played as a solo instrument but is usually used as an accompaniment, often with a bouzouki or a guitar

Course Contents and Objectives

  • Holding of the instrument and basic techniques
  • Repertoire of Turkish Music
  • Learning of Makam (musical modes)
  • General understanding of Turkish musical culture

Register and let yourself be guided step by step in the heart of its traditions by taking advantage of a personalized individual course! The course is offered to all levels, from beginner to advanced. Reserve your place now and take advantage of a flexible schedule to learn or perfect your baglama practice online.

Enjoy a flexible schedule with online courses

Remote courses allow you to acquire the tools to go further in your learning. An out-of-this-world experience awaits you with the World Musicians Center’s online music courses. Take advantage of Cevahir Karaca‘s customized one-on-one lessons. Explore, learn and listen through a fun approach.

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Session of 10 classes: $470