Melissa Murphey and Carmine T. Guida | Simplified Middle Eastern Songs for Learning and Practice Volume 1

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Simplified Middle Eastern Songs for Learning and Practice Volume 1

by Melissa Murphey and Carmine T. Guida

No frills, no fills, no crazy drumming, only what you need to learn these great Middle Eastern tunes. NOTE: CD is in a cardboard sleeve (not jewel case)
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Layla (D Hijaz - Maqsum/Malfuf)
1:20 $0.99
2. Sulukule (D Hicaz - Karşılama)
3:47 $0.99
3. Fire Dance (D Hicazkar - Maqsum/Masmoudi)
1:54 $0.99
4. Mevlana (D Hicazkar - Çiftetelli)
2:36 $0.99
5. Misirlou (D Hicazkar - Bolero)
2:03 $0.99
6. Hadouni, Hadouni (D Bayati - Saidi/Malfuf)
1:55 $0.99
7. Şaşkın (D Uşşak - Saidi/Malfuf)
2:16 $0.99
8. Şişeler (G Uşşak - Malfuf/Ayub)
2:36 $0.99
9. İstemem Babacım (G Uşşak - Malfuf)
1:53 $0.99
10. Üsküdara (G Nihavent - Ayub/Maqsum)
3:21 $0.99
11. Nihavent Oyun Havası (D Nihavent - Çiftetelli)
2:55 $0.99
12. Nihavent Oriental (A Nihavent - Vals/Bolero)
2:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
New York City-based mulitinstrumentalist Carmine T. Guida is a familiar face at Middle Eastern dance and music events throughout the country. A dancers' musician, Carmine is appreciated as an enthusiastic, adaptable, and creative accompanist on both doumbek and oud; he plays weekly for belly dancers with several New York City ensembles.

Melissa Murphey has been an avid clarinet player for 16 years. Her fascination with Classic Bellydance music began in late 2001 after taking some bellydance lessons. Since then she has studied Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music exclusively. In April of 2006, Melissa formed the Classic Bellydance Band, Ishtar. Melissa is also the organizer for Jalsah Pittsburgh, a participatory Middle Eastern live music and dance community event. The Jalsah brings together like-minded individuals who wish to dance to, drum, and/or play Middle Eastern music together in a casual setting.

Melissa also teaches classes on Understanding Basic Middle Eastern Rhythms for the Non-Drummer and classes on Middle Eastern Music Ensemble where she covers makams (scales), taksims (solos), folk songs, basic rhythms and how it all fits together.



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Janine LaRose

Simplified Middle Eastern Songs for Learning and Practice Volume 1
Excellent.. This will be a great help as I learn to play. So hard to find music to play along with! This is just what I was looking for as a beginning Dumbeck player!