Music lightens your mood, cheers you up, gets you moving and gives you positive energy! Making music is one of the most motivating and healthy activities in life! The repertoire for saz which you find the most personal to you is where we will focus our attention. For this, constructive feedback, personalised exercises, tips and inspiration from a dedicated professional saz teacher are best choice!
Through Vivaldi Music Lessons you found professional musicians who, in addition to giving concerts, have a passion for teaching. Check out the page of the music teacher you want to know more about. Get in direct contact with a teacher in your area to book a trial lesson.
The trial lesson is the perfect situation to discuss the frequency of the lessons, the location, the music styles you like most or other styles you may wish to explore and to get to know your future saz teacher. Book your first lesson pack and receive a free trial lesson. (Normal price EU 25,- )
Lesson time, payment of the lessons and location are arranged individually between you and your saz teacher. Packs of 5 or 10 saz lessons of 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes.
The Saz Lessons will take place at the teacher's place or studio or in the comfort of your own home.
If you wish to follow online lessons, you can contact the saz teacher of your choice directly and discuss the possibilities.
If music is your passion and classical, baroque, jazz, pop, latin, world music or any other kind of music is where you find the most inspiration, you're welcome to sign up for a trial saz baglama lesson. Check here how students experience their lessons!
Baglama or Saz has been the instrument of the minstrels in Turkey for centuries. Minstrels have expressed people's love, sorrow, resentments, and happiness with Baglama; they conveyed our tales the same way. On the other hand, Baglama is also played for entertainment purposes in cities and in country side. Baglama is a pear-shaped lute, it can be long-necked and short-necked. It is also called Saz which simply means "instrument" in Turkish. Baglama is one of the most widely-played instruments in Turkey.
The baglama is a synthesis of historical musical instruments in Central Asia and pre-Turkish Anatolia. It is partly descended from the Turkic Komuz. The kopuz, or komuz, sleightly differs from the baglama. it has a leather-covered body and two or three strings made of sheep gut, wolf gut, or horsehair. It is played with the fingers rather than a plectrum and has a fingerboard without frets. Baglama literally translates as "something that is tied up", probably a reference to the tied-on frets of the instrument. The word baglama is first used in 18th-century texts. Baglama is the most commonly used string folk instrument in Turkey.
The baglama has seven strings divided into courses of two, two and three. It can be tuned in various ways and takes different names according to region and size: Baglama, Divan Sazi, Bozuk, Cogur, Kopuz Irizva, Cura, Tambura, etc. The cura is the smallest member of the baglama family: larger than the cura is the tambura, tuned an octave lower. The Divan sazi, the largest instrument in the family, is tuned one octave lower still.
A baglama has three main parts, the bowl (called tekne), made from mulberry wood or juniper, beech, spruce or walnut, the spruce sound board (gogus) and a neck of beech or juniper (sap). The tuning pegs are known as burgu. Frets are tied to the neck with fishing line, and can be adjusted. The baglama is usually played with a mizrap or tezene (similar to a plectrum made from cherrywood bark or plastic. In some regions, it is played with the fingers in a style known as Selpe or Serpe.