Instructional book for Persian Santoor by Hosseyn Saba


Persian Santoor player student of Habib Sama'i and Ostad Abolhassan Saba Hossein Saba (Hosseyn Saba) the son of Kamal ol-Soltan was born in Tehran in a art lover family in 1924. His father was the director of "Setare-ye Iran" newspaper, whcih were published in Tehran. Hosseyn was born after the death of his father and while he was the only son of this family, he was called like his father Hosseny.

He studied the santur with Habib Samai and Abolhassan Saba and piano with Arusak Haqnazarian, Giti Amir-Khosravi, and Tania Kharatian. He graduated from the Tehran Conservatory of Music as a piano major in 1949. His fascination with the scientific aspects of the piano technique of Emanuel Melik-Aslanian took him to Aslanian’s studio, and he continued private piano studies with him.

Hosseyn Saba begann teaching santur and piano in 1951 at the School of National Music and wrote the first method for Persian santoor in 1956. This book was published with a foreword by Rouhollah Khaleghi. When Nasrollah Zarrinpanjeh founded the National Instruments Orchestra at the School of National Music, Saba was offered the position of lead santur soloist.

Saba passed away through a long battle of brain tumor in 1957, at age 36.




Autodidactic Instructional Book for Persian Santoor by Hosseyn Saba

Autodidactic Instructional Book for Persian Santoor by Hosseyn Saba


An autodidactic instructional book by late Santoor master Hosseny Saba | this book gives you a foretaste of Ostad Saba and Habib Sama'i santoor playing style. A nice material how you can get started by as well elementary techniques as many rythmical compositions like chaharmezran, reng etc.


Edited by: Mrs. Arfa Atrayi


price: $10

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