Ney Fingering Chart


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Here's to you, interested Neyzen, the fingering chart of the Turkish ney, taken from Suliyeman Erguner's "Ney Metod".






As a starter...

this is a chart that shows the micro-intervals in which a whole tone is divided in the Maqam system.

Please, see, in the upper part of the chart on the left, the span from DO to RE, one whole tone, divided into 9 Komas (micro-intervals), of which only those notated with 1-4-5 are most used.




Here's the First Register, the lowest tones of the Ney.

Of course the black circles are the closed holes, and the white circles the open holes.

Please note that here are also half-closed holes....

The UP arrow indicates a MORE accentuated bending of the head.

The DOWN arrow indicates a LESS accentuated bending of the head. A counter-bending, so to speak. Like strightening the neck instead of bending the head aside.

Note: the lowest tones are quite unusual in Turkish composition, and you can expect to touch only the Si (B)(Kaba Buselik) at most. However, in Taksim (improvisation) you can go as lowEST as you wish.



Here's the Second Register.

Note the different openness of the "HALF HOLE" (1/3, 1/2, 2/3 of hole), between Dik Buselik and Cargah, and notably between Nim Zirgule, Zirgule e Dik Zirgule.



Here we are in the Third Register.







Here are the Fourth and Fifth Registers.





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