believe that the concept of teaching, specially teaching music is something
completely specialized, with particular techniques and methods. Lack of teaching
and also weakness of this concept is completely clear in Iran. So that, the
greatest apprehension of mine in music is teaching, providing and regulating the
educational methods. It is clear
for us that some of the art students who can not learn the skills quickly are
considered to be "untalented" and are deprived of learning music because of
weakness in teaching skills.
In fact those art students who have better understanding and reception of sound because of indirect
teaching called "talented" . Consequently, they have more potential for gaining theoretical and
practical skills in music. And there are a lot of those who are interested in
music and are considered to be untalented because of the weaken of teaching
methods and they, accept and believe this matter by
So that they are
deprived of continuing learning. For example, in many of the Iranian melody
classes, the teacher reads a work or performs a trill and if a student can not
imitate it, she/he will be deprived of learning because of being untalented.
Even, some people believe that the voice of some singers is "with trill" and
the others is " with out trill " .
Against indirect teaching is the direct teaching
which is the purposeful learning under the supervision of the teacher. If there
is a correct and precise plan in direct methods, the students who has little
background in music also will be able to learn and again the essential skills.
When I was young I took part in melody class, I always felt the lack of a
written documents and books for teaching Iranian melody and I wished this method would be created
some day. Although I could never imagine that I myself would write this method.
Following this, I offer the three volume Sorayesh book to
the art students and those who are interested
in music . This book includes the teaching
methods and teaches Iranian music and particularly Iranian melody.
I hope my
attempts will be useful for the people who are interested in this field and help
them to learn Iranian music correctly and principally.