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Morin Khuur Core Knowledge (BUNDLE)

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This bundle contains over 60 videos, adding up to over 11 hours of content, and includes the 8 steps of our study plan which constitute the core knowledge of the Morin Khuur.

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This bundle contains over 60 videos, adding up to over 11 hours of content.

It includes the 8 steps of our study plan which constitute the core knowledge of the Morin Khuur.

Find below the list of the courses and knowledge included in this bundle:

Step 1: Fundamentals of the Morin Khuur

  • The physical origin of the Ikel and the Morin Khuur.
  • The differences between the Ikel and the Morin Khuur.
  • The meanings of the words Ikel and Morin Khuur.
  • The legend of the Morin KhuurKhukhuu Namjil.
  • The legend of the Ikel related to the tatlaga Uruultei Sharga.
  • The various types of material used to make a Morin Khuur.
  • The various types of head that can be sculpted on the Morin Khuur as well as their meaning.
  • The various types of bows from the most ancient one to the most modern.
  • How to set up and change the strings as well as their composition.
  • How to take off, set up and adjust the sound post.
  • The utility of the finger nails.
  • The tuning of the instrument.
  • The maintenance of the instrument.
  • How to dismantle the instrument.
  • The various parts that compose the instrument.
  • The various types of rosin.
  • How to use and apply the rosin.
  • How to set up a mute.
  • About the wolf notes and how to fix them.
  • How to fix weird sounds that you might get on the Morin Khuur.
  • How to hold the instrument and have a good body position while playing.
  • How to set marks on the instrument to help your practice.
  • How to structure your practice to learn in an efficient way.
  • How to avoid or solve the most common mistakes.

Step 2: How to Hold the Bow

  • Traditional holding of a traditional bow.
  • Mixed holding of a traditional bow.
  • Modern holding of a traditional bow.
  • Traditional holding of a modern bow.
  • Mixed holding of a modern bow.
  • Modern holding of a modern bow.
  • The 5 most common mistakes made by player of the Morin Khuur, and how to avoid them.
  • Advice for the movement of the wrist.
  • Advice for the position of the bow to get the optimal sound and playing comfort.
  • Various tips and advices to get a better feeling with the bow.
  • Practice exercise: Sequenced bow for deep understanding (with guidance and on the lower string only).
  • Practice exercise: Continous bow (lower string only).
  • Practice exercise: Sequenced bow for deep understanding (with guidance and on all strings).
  • Practice exercise: Continous bow (all strings).

Step 3: How to Play Notes + Bii Scale

  • Finger numbering.
  • First and second finger position.
  • Third and fourth finger position.
  • Proper angle of the fingers to get the best sound.
  • Proper thumb position.
  • Proper holding of the neck.
  • Hand position on the neck.
  • How to correctly move the hand along the neck.
  • Various advice to help get the better feeling while playing.
  • Some additional information about countryside way to play notes.
  • Linear Practice on the lower string at a slow BPM (50) for better result.
  • Linear Practice on the higher string at a slow BPM (50) for better result.
  • Back and Forth Practice on the lower string at a slow BPM (50) for better result (good for finger muscle).
  • Back and Forth Practice on the higher string at a slow BPM (50) for better result (good for finger muscle).
  • BONUS: Bii Scale for Tatlaga and Bii Biyelgee preparation (double string practice). You will also get suggestion to push your practice further.

Step 4: How to Play Accents on the Bow

  • How to play the jumpy accent on the bow of the Morin Khuur.
  • The common mistakes made by player of the Morin Khuur, and how to avoid them.
  • Practice exercise: One accent per bow.
  • Practice exercise: Two accents per bow.
  • Practice exercise: One accent per bow with ornament.
  • Practice exercise: One accent per bow at a fast tempo.
  • How to play the wavy or whipping accent on the bow of the Morin Khuur.
  • The common mistakes made by player of the Morin Khuur, and how to avoid them.
  • Practice exercise: One accent per bow.
  • Practice exercise: Four accents per bow.
  • Practice exercise: Eight accents per bow.
  • Practice exercise: Free (as many as possible) accents per bow.
  • Practice exercise: Sixteen accents per bow.

Step 5: How to Play With Vibrato

  • How to play with the vibrato on each strings with any of the fingers.
  • How to play with the vibrato on empty strings.
  • Various advices and tips to get a better vibrato.
  • The common mistakes made by player of the Morin Khuur, and how to avoid them.
  • Practice exercise: At a slow pace on the lower string with each fingers.
  • Practice exercise: At a slow pace on the higher string with each fingers.
  • Practice exercise: At a normal and real pace on both strings with various fingers combination.
  • Practice exercise: Vibrato on empty strings.

Step 6: How to Play Harmonics + Thumb Playing + Fourth Octave

  • How to play natural harmonics.
  • Proper use of the bow to get the best harmonics’ sound.
  • Holding harmonics even after taking off the finger.
  • Proper way to find the right position for the harmonics.
  • How to play artificial harmonics.
  • Fourth octave of the instrument.
  • Proper thumb position for thumb playing technique.
  • Playing the Zee or Altan golch.
  • Double string harmonics.
  • Some additional information and mongol vocabulary for traditional techniques (tsokhilt, tsokhilgo, isgeree, siiguulekh).

Step 7: How to Play Glissando and Its Variations

  • How to properly play the glissando.
  • How to play the gulsuulakh -гулсуулах-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu as well as use of the gulsuulakh technique.
  • How to play the shuvtrakh -шувтрах-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu, tatlaga and nomadic life as well as use of the shuvtrakh technique.
  • How to play the shigshikh -шигших-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu and nomadic life as well as use of the shigshikh technique.
  • Advanced technique and master tricks to get the best result and sound of these techniques.
  • Troubleshooting of the most common mistakes.

Step 8: How to Play Tsokhilgo and Its Variations

  • Explanation on what is the tsokhilgo.
  • How to properly play the dan tsokhilgo -дан цохилго-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu as well as use of the dan tsokhilgo technique.
  • How to play the sul tsokhilgo -сул цохилго-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu as well as use of the sul tsokhilgo technique.
  • How to play the davkhar tsokhilgo -давхар цохилго-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu as well as use of the davkhar tsokhilgo technique.
  • How to play the kholboo tsokhilgo -холбоо цохилго-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu as well as use of the kholboo tsokhilgo technique.
  • How to play the tsavchikh -цавчих-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu, tatlaga and nomadic life as well as use of the tsavchikh technique.
  • How to play the nyatslakh -няцлах-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu, tatlaga and nomadic life as well as use of the nyatslakh technique.
  • How to play the shigshikh -шигших-.
  • Meaning, connection to urtiin duu and nomadic life as well as use of the shigshikh technique.
  • Advanced technique and master tricks to get the best result and sound of these techniques.
  • Troubleshooting of the most common mistakes.

Note that the videos include chapters which will allow you to replay the various exercises and practice in order to learn at your own pace and deepen your understanding and skills.

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