They Say Ney We Say Hey

A wind instrument from Iran, the Persian Ney is a hollow cylinder with finger holes and a brass or plastic mouthpiece at one end that allows the player to play the instrument. It is an end-blow flute commonly found in Middle Eastern music. 

Described as a ‘gut-wrenching’ tone, the Persian ney produces a lot of different tunes according to the placement and movement of the player’s fingers. 

Persian Ney Facts

The Persian ney has 7 segments as compared to 9 in Turkish and Arabic ney. The difference in the pitch of the ney depends on its size, longer neys have low pitches and shorter nays have higher pitches. Conventionally made from wood, modern neys can also be made from metal or plastic tubing. 

Long Long History

5000 years ago. That is how old neys have been found in the Egyptian tombs. Neys used to be an important part of the celebratory music in many of the civilizations of the time. The Persian ney holds the place for one of the oldest musical instruments still in use. 

Learn how to play a Persian ney from an expert. Ney lessons at the Shad Music academy are the easiest way to learn oud playing. Success guaranteed. Register now. 


About the instructor

Mimi Sadeghi
  • 3 Students
  • 13 Courses

Mimi Sadeghi

Cajon, Daf, Tonbak, Setar, Darbuka, Tar, Guitar, Ney, Kamancheh, Piano, DJ, Music, Santoor

Hello! This is my story.

Hello! I am a Seattle/Tacoma, Washington area graphic designer with over 6 years of graphic design experience. I specialize in designing infographics, icons, brochures, and flyers.

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If you have a specific budget or deadline, let me know and I will work with you!

My Education

Harvard University 2015 - 2019

MBA from Harvard Business School

Tomms College 2011 - 2015

Bachlors in Fine Arts

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Google 2015 - 2019

Web Designer

Facebook 2011 - 2015

CEO Founder

Tomms College 2011 - 2015

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    Course Features

  • Duration 00 hours 03 minutes
  • Skill level From Beginner
  • Language Persian

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