Study Plan

Welcome to your study plan for learning the Morin Khuur

Before getting started, find below two charts that will help you putting marks on the neck of your morin khuur as well as a notes chart that will help you while using a tuning app.

Notes Location Measurements

Notes Location Measurements
Chart with the measurements for the two bridges distance as well as for the location of the different notes.
The notes shown are for the commonly used F/Bb or Fa/Sib.

Enharmonic Equivalent Notes

Enharmonic Equivalent Notes
Chart that should help you find your way during the tuning of your instrument, if you are not too familiar with the note names and order.

Study Plan

Find below the study plan that will guide you, step by step, through our courses.


Step 1

You have not yet enrolled in this course.

Fundamentals of the Morin Khuur
25 lessons, 228mn, 50€

This course will provide you with all the background knowledge required to start your learning on a good base.

This course covers various subjects such as symbolism, spirituality, traditions, worship, history, folklore as well as more practical topics such as maintenance (change the strings, set up the sound post, …), playing position, or structure of your practice.
It is a good way to start especially while waiting for your instrument to arrive to your home.


Step 2

You have not yet enrolled in this course.

How to Hold the Bow
5 lessons, 77mn, 25€

This course will provide you with all the knowledge required to hold the bow of the Morin Khuur.

This course covers three ways to hold the bow (traditional, mixed, modern) which are presented on three various bows (Ikel bow, traditional and modern Morin Khuur bows).
This will allow you to build a strong base for your future learning as well as to get you started faster and in the right direction. It will also help you correct bad habits that you might have taken during your self taught practice.


Step 3

You have not yet enrolled in this course.

How to Play Notes + Bii Scale
10 lessons, 70mn, 35€

This course will provide you with all the knowledge required to properly play notes on the Morin Khuur.

This course contains detailed explanation of the hand position as well as finger position and pressure in order to play notes. It also comes with demonstrations as well as a set of concrete practice to set you on the right path.


Step 4

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How to Play Accents on the Bow
6 lessons, 56mn, 20€

This course will provide you with all the knowledge required to play accents on the bow of the Morin Khuur.

This course covers the two main bow accents (jumpy and wavy or whipping accent) that you will need to perform most of the Morin Khuur pieces. It also comes with demonstrations as well as a set of various exercises for each accent style.


Step 5

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How to Play With Vibrato
4 lessons, 53mn, 20€

This course will provide you with all the knowledge required to play with vibrato on the Morin Khuur.

This course covers in-depth explanations containing various points of view to make your understanding of the vibrato’s movement as clear and efficient as possible. You will also get information about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them as well as some advice and recommendations to get the best of your vibrato.


Step 6

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How to Play Harmonics + Thumb Playing + Fourth Octave
6 lessons, 63mn, 20€

This course will provide you with all the knowledge required to play natural and artificial harmonic on the Morin Khuur.

This course contains detailed information and demonstrations to give you all the knowledge that you will need in order to play natural and artificial harmonics on the Morin Khuur. It will also give you information on the thumb playing technique, the fourth octave of the instrument (artificial harmonics), which is mostly used in modern composition as well as keeping harmonics ringing even after taking off the finger.


Step 7

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How to Play Glissando and Its Variations
6 lessons, 65mn, 15€

This course will provide you with all the knowledge required to play glissando as well as its variations (gulsuulakhshuvtrakh, and shigshikh) on the Morin Khuur.

This course contains detailed information and demonstrations to give you all the knowledge that you will need in order to play glissando as well as its variations (gulsuulakhshuvtrakh, and shigshikh) on the Morin Khuur. It will also give you information on how and when it is suitable to use them.


Step 8

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How to Play Tsokhilgo and Its Variations
8 lessons, 72mn, 25€

This course will provide you with all the knowledge required to play tsokhilgo -which is close to the hammering technique- as well as its variations on the Morin Khuur.

This course contains detailed information and demonstrations to give you all the knowledge that you will need in order to play tsokhilgo -which is close to the hammering technique- as well as its variations (dan tsokhilgosul tsokhilgodavkhar tsokhilgokholboo tsokhilgotsavchikhnyatslakh, and shigshikh) on the Morin Khuur.


Happy practice and have fun!