I watch a lot of Turkish drama series and visited Turkey in September 2019. This has opened up a whole new world for me in terms of interest in music, culture and food. I found this wonderful traditional Turkish tune from the Turcan region of Turkey while searching music on iTunes. The rendition that most inspired me is the fast and upbeat instrumental version by Taner Demiralp and Ahmet Yildiz which is played on a saz, a Turkish type of guitar, and some other background instruments including keyboard. It is featured on their album Baglama. Unfortunately I could not find that version on YouTube to post here (but did find it in iTunes). Here is a slower vocal version of it by Zara that I also love:
And here is my much quicker paced piano version (posted on YouTube, where you can subscribe to my channel):
And for those of you interested in playing this arrangement, here is the score (Roxana Elena Belibou, who I found on YouTube, scored it for me):
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This blog page represents my own original compositions as well as piano arrangements created off of others' tunes. I took 7 years of piano lessons throughout my childhood and have played off and on in my adult life. My piano is an 1884 Ivers & Pond Upright Grand, made in Boston, which I had refinished and rebuilt about 24 years ago.