- Monday, April 20, 2009
- The Impact of violoncello Techniques on the modern style of playing on the Lute
ملخص دراسة ماجستير للاستاذ محمود رشدان بعنوان
أثر تقنيات الفيولون تشيللو على الاسلوب الحديث في العزف على العود
The Impact of Violoncello Techniques on the Modern Style of
Playing on the Lute
Mahmoud Muneeb Ali Rashdan
Prof. Dr. Abdel Hameed Hamam
The study was concerned with the lute instrument and its description
and with the development of the instrument in the arab-islamic
civilization, in which renowned theorists and players on the lute were
celebrated; and the study emphasizes on the more classical school of
playing on the lute in terms of its style of playing on the lute, and on
some of its pioneers in the Arab World. The study historically reviewed
the cello instrument, its techniques, and its role in the developed
techniques of playing on the lute.
The purpose of the present study was to identify effects of some cello
playing techniques, on modern style of playing on playing the lute by
reviewing styles adopted by some talented players who pioneered the
modern style of playing on the lute.
To answer the study questions, interviews were made with recent
players who use modern style of playing on the lute.
The researcher developed questions specifically related to effects of
the cello techniques on the modern style of playing on the lute. The
questions were then shown to a number of lute players who were
familiarized with playing on the cello too.
Based on earlier procedure the cello techniques that were adapted
from cello to be used with the lute were identified, including:
2. using the pick.
3. Performance style.
Results from the current study indicate that lute player took advantage
from techniques used in playing on the cello which in fact improved their
playing, technical, and composing skills.
In light of earlier findings the researcher recommended adoption of the
modern style in lute textbooks; develop modern style-based academic
curricula that depend on finger digitizing style as is the case with playing
on the cello. In addition, musicians are also invited to compose lute
musical pieces based on the modern style that requires skilled
performance and high technique; and also to encourage their search for
new playing styles, and develop techniques of playing on the lute in order
for this instrument to symbolize the musical advancement and