Qasid Institute held its summer orientation this summer with over 200 students attending from various parts of the world. Students share their experiences of learning Arabic and goals this summer by studying at Qasid.
A detailed, 28-part video tutorial course for the total beginner on all the letters of the Arabic alphabet. Ideal way to learn Arabic and establish a solid foundation for those just getting started on their learning journey.
The tutorial above is just one of 300+ precision instructional videos from our Al-Kitaab Advantage Program (AKA). Crafted by the Qasid Institute's faculty and instructional designers over an 18-month period, this offering is ideal for university students, experienced non-native speakers wanting to review, and for professors to supplement their valuable classroom time with preparatory lessons.
In Arabic music, a maqam (plural maqamat) is a set of notes with traditions that define relationships between them, habitual patterns, and their melodic development. Maqamat are best defined and understood in the context of the rich Arabic music repertoire. The nearest equivalent in Western classical music would be a mode (e.g. Major, Minor, etc.)
The Arabic scales which maqamat are built from are not even-tempered, unlike the chromatic scale used in Western classical music. Instead, 5th notes are tuned based on the 3rd harmonic. The tuning of the remaining notes entirely depends on the maqam. The reasons for this tuning are probably historically based on string instruments like the oud. A side effect of not having even-tempered tuning is that the same note (by name) may have a slightly different pitch depending on which maqam it is played in.
About the 10 Forms Course: One of the most revolutionary concepts in all of Arabic that will help you read and understand classical texts with greater speed and accuracy.
What's in the Course: - Learn how you can learn the meaning of words - without using a dictionary - Learn how the word transformation powerfully affects the meaning. - Get a comprehensive overview of all column meanings of past, present, command, masdar, active participle, past participle.