It is sometimes difficult to know which note to choose for his wind instrument, or even just what this note corresponds to. The purpose of this guide is to help you understand how to get this note and our advice if you are new to it.
Above all, know that all notes are accessible on the wind instruments by varying your fingering, what is called "the note" is the reference, which is directly related to the range that you can play with the instrument . Note that it is important to choose the note of the instrument when playing with other musicians because it will be in tune with the other members of his group.
I am a beginner, which note to choose?
When you are a beginner and you play alone, this problem does not arise, but it is very important to choose your instrument for 2 reasons:
1 ° Choose a popular instrument note. This will make it easier for you to find resources for learning this note.
2 ° Choose an easy note to play. Indeed, the note of the instrument is directly related to the size of the instrument: the more the note is deep, the longer the instrument is, and vice versa. Bass instruments are usually harder to play than midrange instruments.
You will find below our advice for learning by instrument:
- Ney: we advise you to start with a ney Doka (Re) which is the most popular in Arabic music. Its size is suitable (about 60cm) and will allow you to play the majority of known oriental pieces. Almost all courses / online courses are on Doka neys.
- Kawala: although Kawalas Doka (Re) are the most used, we recommend learning on a model Nawa (Sol). Indeed, the Doka kawalas are particularly big and the space between the holes is very (too) big to take the instrument in hand. A Nawa model has a reasonable size (about 36cm), the space between the holes is perfectly suited to an inexperienced player and it will be easier to learn the breath on this note.
- Duduk: the duduks in La are the most famous models. By default, you receive a template in La when you order on our site.
- Zurna: the most famous zornas are in Sol and La. By default, we send one of these 2 notes according to our stock and it does not make much difference if you start the instrument.
- Arghul: we generally have the notes Sol, La and Ré which are the 3 most used notes in the Middle East. These 3 notes are quite easy to handle (be careful to adjust the reed), we recommend a note in D if you want a high-pitched or a note in Sol / La if you prefer the bass sounds.
- Alghoza: the most popular notes are the Do, Ré, Mi, and their respective half tones. All notes are relatively easy to handle, you can choose between these notes quietly.
- Ney: The note corresponds to the one obtained by closing all the holes except the last one.
- Kawala: The note corresponds to the one obtained by closing all the holes except the last one.
- Duduk: The note corresponds to that obtained by closing 6 holes.
- Zurna: The note corresponds to that obtained empty, without plugging any hole.
- Arghul: The note corresponds to the one when we close all the holes or the one of the drone.
- Alghoza: The note corresponds to the one when we close all the holes or the one of the drone.