|I owe you, and God,
a big THANKS!
First, for bearing with me since I started moving in
over a year now).
Second, for your invaluable support, whether by re-visiting
this page, positively ranking it, or for your e-mail. You made me feel
like a really useful person. Thanks, again.
I'm still committed to my promise that, as this page
continues to really take shape, you'll like to honour me with your
visits. Plenty of times!
Who I am
My name is Hosam Adeeb Nashed, I live in Egypt
(believe it or not, I'm Egyptian). I'm a composer, although I work
as a computer programmer. Actually, I'm aTechnical Coordinator, but that's
too big a title, isn't it.
What You Can Find Here... (so
far, that is!!)
Ever wondered whatever happened to the Music of the Pharaohs?
a place to start...
Or about our own modal system? Start with my introductory
page: Painting With Scales.
Have you got Roland GS musical equipment with
which you'd like to produce quarter-tones? Read my introduction
on how to do just that, then go ahead and have fun doing it
the easy way, either using my Java applet,
of the same utility.
Tips on how to play the Block
Flute (otherwise known as the Recorder) using our
scales, i.e. including Quarter-Tones
(the interval is in fact three-quarters of a tone), so all
of you can try out those scales I'm going to tell you about.
best viewed in Netscape Navigator (any version), or MS Internet
Explorer version 3.02 under Win3.1 (well, almost) or version
4. Sorry for those still using IE 3.02 under Win95; the page is
You don't know much, or anything, about those Quarter-Tones?
Ever wondered about their historical origins? I have a
theory of my own on the subject!
A Tribute to the late maestro
El-Shawan (pronounce: a-ZEEZ esh-shaou-WAN), written
by my American friend Lawrence David Moon (Composer and
published Poet and Novelist).
is my Discussions Log Book,
which will always be regularly updated. So, check every so
often. Think of is as a FAQ, really.
What I Plan To Do
Although I really can't say I'm modest, I don't intend to
talk much about myself. There's
not much to tell, really! Instead, over the time, as this page grows, I'm
going to inform you on:-
And let's just make it an open forum,
why not! I mean, if you send
me some e-mail telling me you're interested in something that
might be of interest to other neighbours as well, how shall I resist the
Further details about our modal system: scales, rhythms,
instruments. Especially my favourite one, the Egyptian Flute.
More about my great master, El-Shawan. His
life, style and works.
Wish me luck with this dynamic page of mine.
||And... I'll need your feed back. Positive
or ... otherwise.
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