Music has been important in all areas of social life since the existence of humanity and has been intertwined with political, military and religious formations in every layer of society. It was spread over a very wide geography and the Ottoman Empire, which ruled for approximately six centuries, was under the protection of the musicians of the palace. Developing a unique education system, the Ottoman Empire successfully implemented this education on music. In this context, during the Ottoman period, music education was carried out by many institutions. These institutions are Enderun, Mevlevîhane, Private Meşkhâne, Societies, Associations, Guilds, Mehterhane, Mûzikâ-i Hümâyûn, Dârü’l-bedâyi and Dârü’l-Elhân. During the Ottoman period, music education was carried out with the practice method based on the master apprentice relationship. Practice method is an application that is applied to ensure that the work taught becomes permanent in the student's memory. This method has been transferred from generation to generation for centuries and was used until the first quarter of the 19th century. In this study, literature review has been made and by using historical analysis method, information has been given about the music education in the Ottoman Empire and the institutions giving music education.
Ottoman Empire, Music, Music Education, Practice Method.
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