Arabic Playing Musical Instruments İn Arabic – Arabic Beginner Lesson 65 Learn Arabic Free Online

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Arabic Playing Musical Instruments İn Arabic – Arabic Beginner Lesson 65 Learn Arabic Free Online

Arabic Playing Musical Instruments İn Arabic
I happen to agree with the saying that moosiiqaa (moo-see-kah; music) is a
universal language. No matter where you come from or what languages you
speak, moosiiqaa has the power to break down barriers and bring people
closer together than perhaps any other activity. Popular aalaat moosiiqiyya
(ah-lat moo-see-kee-yah; musical instruments) include:
 biiyaano (bee-yah-noo; piano)
 qiithaar (kee-thar; guitar)
 kamanja (kah-mah-neh-jah; violin)
 Tabl (tah-bel; drums)
 fluut (feh-loot; flute)
 buuq (book; trumpet)
 saaksuufuun (sak-soo-foon; saxophone)
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In order to say that someone plays a particular instrument, use the muDaari’
form of the verb yal’abu. For example yal’abu al-qiithaar means “He plays
the guitar” or “He is playing the guitar” because the muDaari’ describes both
an ongoing and a habitual action.
Middle Eastern music is one of the most popular types of music in the world. It
is characterized by a special kind of string instrument called the ‘uud (ood)
that has 12 strings and a round hollow body. The ‘uud is generally accompanied
by a number of percussion instruments, such as the regular drum and the
special Tabla (tah-beh-lah) that keeps the beat and adds extra flavor to the serenading
of the ‘uud.
A particularly popular kind of Middle Eastern music is Rai (rah-yee), which
originated in the early 90s in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Rai uses a lot of
traditional Arabic instruments such as the ‘uud and the Tabla but adds
modern rock and roll and jazz instruments such as the electric guitar, the saxophone,
and the trumpet. One of the most popular singers of Rai music is
Sheb Khaled.