Oud is one of the most important and acclaimed instruments of Turkish music. In the emergence of this situation, the fact that very important educated oud performers in Turkish Music has a large share. One of these performers is Şekerci Udi Hâfız Cemil Efendi. Cemil Efendi, who became a hafiz (swot) at a young age, took oud lessons from Udi Basri Bey who was the chamberlain of Sultan. He formed a new tune called Makâm-ı Sultân-ı Cedîd, in the same tune he composed a overture and a saz semai. Cemil Efendi, known as Udi Şekerci Hâfız, brought an overture, four saz semâi and around forty songs to the repertoire of Turkish Music. Besides this repertoire, notes of his oud songs' improvisation are also available. The investigation of Şekerci Udi Hâfız Cemil Efendi's Hüzzâm, Rast and Nihâvend improvisations in terms of tune and overage forms the subject of this article.
The dissemination of analyzes and researches on the technical and tonal understanding used by Şekerci Udi Hâfız Cemil Efendi in his improvisations and works, Turkish Music education, especially in the introduction of the artist who will receive oud training, will guide in the understanding of his works.
Key Words: Şekerci Udi Hâfız Cemil Efendi, Improvisation, Turkish Music Education