Dr. Suleyman Erguner is a
lecturer at Istanbul Technical University
State Conservatory .He is from a family of
accomplished ney players. Ney is a reed
instrument that is closely associated with
Sufi mystical music. Neyzen Erguner performs
solo as well as with the Mevlevi dervishes
during their ceremonies.
Neyzen Erguner teaches ney techniques and
theory. He has written a very
comprehensive book that teaches both theory
and techniques of ney. This book includes 2
CDs and is essential learning material for
anyone who is interested in learing and
playing this instrument as well as anyone
interested in Turkish music.
The Erguner method
book is used in conservatories in Turkey,
Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and other
countries around the world.
Topics include: history of ney,
construction, specifications, playing
techniques, relationship to Mevlevi Sufi
tradition, information on ney players
(neyzens) and the maqam system.
Erguner Press, Istanbul, 2002
Large format. (9x12 in, 23x30 cm)
With 2 CDs.
from Suleyman Erguner's Ney Method