ADNAN JOUBRAN & WISSAM JOUBRAN

PURPOSE

Become a professional oud player and performer

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

> Introduction to Oud, the approach to the instrument, knowing more about the oud making and how to build your relation with the oud.

> Technical : some theories and aspects of how to start and go straight line to the goal. 

        • techniques for both hands, left and right
        • Body language and energy to transfer it into a note, and music
        • the right sound for  the right music
        • the clean sound of both hands
        • theories of how to see and read music as lines and colors

> Exercises : go through few exercises together to lift up the quality of playing 

        • exercises before show, why and when
        • how to build your own exercises daily according to where you are.

> Composition :

        •  show few composition techniques, how to start and how to build , how to destroy, and how to dare to change.
        • Inspiration, how to transfer an inspiration to a melody

> Improvisation :

        • a visit to the maqamat, and the art of improvisation, how to build a classical improvisation and how to expand it to a non traditional aspect.
        • dealing with mistakes, while performing or improvisation.

> Art of performing :

        • living the note you play, living a character on stage, and allow people see through your notes.
        • contain your instrument, it’s a tool and now stronger than you.
        • challenge yourself after knowing yourself, expand limits

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

        • The aim and goal should be somewhere professional
        • Level from middle and up

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BIOGRAPHY

Since his debut performance at the early age of 18, Adnan has traveled the world performing in various renown festivals, theaters and music halls. At the age of 23 he performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall (NYC) and at 27, Olympia (Paris), passing by Radio City Hall (NYC), Salle Pleyel (Paris) and Theatre de Champs Elysees (Paris), to name a few of the many infamous music halls he has played in around the world.

After 10 years of Parisian life, Adnan has created his own musical identity alongside his ongoing project with the Trio Joubran. Whilst respecting the traditional way of playing the oud he has followed his passion desire to propose something different and new. With these experiences and challenges, Adnan has created his debut solo album, Boarders Behind, expressing through music, his new identity of compositions, rhythms, virtuosity and feelings.

Alongside his performing career and film score composing, winning the Zyryab award for Oud, and twice the Dubai International Film Festival, Adnan has given few masterclasses for Oud playing, such as Festival Arles du suds and IMA in Paris, to excel the importance of creating your own sound and your own path for oud playing, accenting that adnan is a self taught player, who was born and blended with oud mastery. His father is one of the best oud makers in Palestine, and music was in the house from birth, Oud became a tool to express his life, and take it to another level on stage.