The aim of this study was to analyze the oud method of Necat Çelik, one of the most important oud players of Turkish music, through his improvisation in suzidil mode. By using mode analysis, the sound field of the mode, the course of the mode and modulations were evaluated. The analysis of the improvisation in terms of the oud method included the frequently used ornaments and the use of the positions on the keyboard. The analyses show that Çelik executed the suzidil improvisation on the kiz ney accord. It can be stated that Çelik uses fast pick strokes in his melodies to show agility, produces original melodies in accordance with the traditional course approach, and prefers closed positions on the keyboard. Moreover, it was observed that he used techniques, such as glissando, vibrato, and grace note, effectively in his ornaments within the frame of his own method. Suzidil improvisation is considered to be an instructive improvisation that describes the mode well.
Keywords: Oud, Necati Çelik, improvisation, Saz, Music