SÖYLER SANAT ACADEMY
History & Characteristics of Cümbüş
Cümbüş (Revel); is a Turkish invention made by Zeynel Abidin in the first half of the 20th century.
It is a stringed instrument formed with a wooden fretless neck attached to an aluminum round body, the neck of which can be separated from the body, and the strings can be changed into other musical instruments such as mandolin, guitar, tambour. It has 12 strings (i.e. six pairs of strings). Its general structure is similar to the Banjo and its playing is similar to the Oud. The types in different layouts are:
Saz cümbüş (sazbüş)
Harmony cümbüş (Wooden cümbüş)
When Zeynel Abidin appeared in front of Atatürk in 1930 with the musical instrument he produced , Atatürk, who said that the instrument spread joy, gave him an identity by naming it Cümbüş. Meanwhile, the inventor of the saz gave one of the two cümbüş he produced to Atatürk and the other to Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi. Following this development, Zeynel Abidin received a patent for his fretless instrument like the Oud with 12 strings instead of 11. In the newspapers of February 1931, it was the subject of the news with the headline "The instrument invented by the Turkish artist: Cümbüş". In a concert in 2006, a Zeynel Abidin branded cümbüş appeared, Pink Floyd's world-famous guitarist and solist David Gilmour was on the stage with cümbüş on his hand.
You can learn how to play Cümbüş or improve your current level by taking One-to-One Private Cümbüş Lessons or One-to-One Group Cümbüş Lessons or Online Private Cümbüş Lessons from our distinguished teachers and masters at Söyler Sanat Academy.
One-to-One Cümbüş Lessons
(Private or Group)
One-to-One Cümbüş Lessons are given at our Beşiktaş, İstanbul - Turkey and West Bay, Doha - Qatar branches.
At our Beşiktaş, İstanbul - Turkiye branch; in Turkish and English languages
At our West Bay, Doha - Qatar branch; Courses can be held in Turkish, English, French and Arabic.
In our lessons; A three-stage education is given according to the level of the students: beginner level, intermediate level, advanced level. This level is determined by the level test performed by our instructors before registration. Our one-to-one lessons are conducted in private or in groups, depending on your preference and availability.
Students who want to participate in the current Accreditation Program with the London Music Academy and receive a certificate must have successfully completed the Advanced Level Program consisting of a minimum of 20 students to apply (only at branches in Turkiye).
In our academy, a different price policy is followed according to the qualifications of our instructors in our training staff for One-to-One Cümbüş Lessons. Please contact us about the course schedule and course fees of our instructors you prefer for One-to- One Cümbüş Lessons. You can reach us via our phone numbers on our site, e-mail or chat on the site.
Online Cümbüş Lessons
As you know, after the pandemic that lasted for about 2 years, many institutions and organizations switched to the online system. We have prepared ourselves in this direction and started to serve you with our online lessons.
Our Online Private Cümbüş Lessons are held in Turkish, English, French and Arabic by video conference via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, Duo, Zoom or Skype applications of your choice.
In our Online Private Cümbüş Lessons; Just like the One-to-One Cümbüş Lessons, a 3-stage education is given according to the level of the students: beginner level, intermediate level, advanced level. The level of our students is determined in advance by the level test made by our instructors.
In our academy, a different price policy is followed according to the qualifications of our instructors in our training staff for Online Cümbüş Lessons. Please contact us about the course schedule and course fees of our instructors you prefer for Online Cümbüş Lessons. You can reach us via our phone numbers on our site, e-mail or chat on the site.