Etude and exercise concepts are very important for instrument training, which is one of the most important steps in music education. In the last fifty years, it is promising that the training of instruments related to our traditional music has been placed on a certain discipline, and that the etude and exercise content has increased, especially on baglama. Moreover, it is thought that examining the existing studies on various criteria will be a guide for future studies.
This research aims to reach findings and offer suggestions by examining written / printed materials containing etudes and exercises, which have an important place in baglama / saz teaching, from various aspects. 8 books by 6 authors have been reached and the degree of inclusion of basic musical knowledge and theoretical knowledge; distribution of etude and exercises according to measure, sequence, mode and tone characteristics; targeted layouts and usage of different playing styles were examined.
Document analysis method, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. The universe of research consists of written publications written about the baglama / saz obtained by the authors, the content of which is composed entirely or mostly of etude and exercises. 8 publications by 6 different authors were examined within the sample.
In the light of the findings; ; it has been determined that since most of them are aimed at intermediate and advanced levels, information on concepts such as baglama history, instrument maintenance and protection, etude / exercise / practice is not given and publications have been increasing in number in recent years. In addition, it has been seen that most of them were prepared according to the bozuk tuning and in most of the books, the goal was specified but not the level. Moreover; It has been found that in most of the books, etude and exercises are listed by numbering method, and the directions of plectrum are specified together with finger and string numbers.
Keywords: Baglama, Saz, Etude, Exercise, Practice, Instrument Education