Sultani Yegah Sirto


This is a traditional Turkish composition and the beginning is improvising in a style that I think fits with the style. The introduction is heavily inspired by the oud, playing with the tremolo style with the index finger and using my thumb in the end of the improvisation. You can hear that I’m playing around with some microtones around the 1.05 mark. I also use my foot to change the groove even though it is hard to hear in the recording. Most notably you can see me shifting from half tempo to full tempo around 3.15.

I played this piece in my examination concert and it was the only music that I didn’t compose myself and also the most structured piece of music.