SÖYLER SANAT ACADEMY
History & Characteristics of Kaval
Kaval is one of our Turkish origin national instruments and was first widely used by the Saka and Scythian Turks around 800 B.C., who lived between the Ural - Altai regions, and spread to Anatolia, the Middle East and the Balkans with the Migration of Tribes. German musicologist Curts Sachs also stated that Kaval is a Turkish instrument. In the archaeological excavations carried out in a kurgan tomb belonging to the Hun Turks in 1933 in the Jonoshid region of Hungary, an ötkeçin which is a double Kaval made of bone belonging to Turkish shepherds was found. Hungarian Denes Van Bartha examining this woodwind instrument dating from the Migration of Tribes era with its many types, confirmed that the spreading center of the Kaval instrument is the region between Ural and Altai, and it has also been confirmed that this instrument is one of the oldest civilization products belonging to the Turks.
Kaval is derived from the word kav, meaning hollow thing. This name, which was ascribed to the instrument thousands of years ago, includes a common concept in the Turkish language that is generally unique to all wind instruments. The word Kaval was also used in Central Asian Balasagun Turks. It is called Khoval in the Crimean dialect, Khaval in the Chagatai dialect, Kabak Kaval in Azerbaijani, and Kaval, Gaval, Goval or Guvval in Anatolia.
Kaval, which was first made of reed, later started to be made from horns and bones of animals and then from hardwoods. After the quintet sounds in the Pentatonic System were obtained, which is the system of Asian music, they emerged as 5 holes, the number of holes was increased to 8 in time. Today, it is manufactured with 1 hole at the bottom and 7 holes at the top. There are 2 types as Dilli Kaval and Dilsiz Kaval. On Dilli Kaval there is a whistle aparat at the tip of the pipe that provides sound production. The Dilsiz Kaval on the other hand, is a hollow pipe and the player produces the desired sound with breathing - blowing techniques.
You can learn how to play Kaval or improve your current level by taking One-to-One Private Kaval Lessons or One-to-One Group Kaval Lessons or Online Private Kaval Lessons from our distinguished teachers and masters at Söyler Sanat Academy.
One-to-One Kaval Lessons
(Private or Group)
One-to-One Kaval Lessons are permanent at our Beşiktaş, İstanbul - Turkey branch.
At our Beşiktaş, İstanbul - Turkiye branch; lessons are held in Turkish.
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 Kaval Lessons. Please contact us about the course schedule and course fees of our instructors you prefer for One-to- One Kaval Lessons. You can reach us via our phone numbers on our site, e-mail or chat on the site.
Online Kaval 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 Kaval Lessons are held in Turkish by video conference via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, Duo, Zoom or Skype applications of your choice.
In our Online Private Kaval Lessons; Just like the One-to-One Kaval 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 Kaval Lessons. Please contact us about the course schedule and course fees of our instructors you prefer for Online Kaval Lessons. You can reach us via our phone numbers on our site, e-mail or chat on the site.