Thursday, April 16, 2009

More music for less lute

Hodja wanted to learn how to play the lute. So he approached a music teacher and asked him, "How much do you charge for private lute lessons?"

"Three silver pieces for the first month; then after that, one silver piece a month."

"Oh, that's very fair," exclaimed Hodja. "I'll start with the second month."
From Essential Sufism. Header image is peerless Moroccan oud player Said Chraibi's CD for an Arab record label with a secret life. Read more here.

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