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I'm working with a student for his bar mitzvah whose family is Yemenite in origin, but has no living relatives who remember much of their tradition. He is interested in learning to leyn with Yemenite ta'amei hamikra, which I think is wonderful, but raises the challenge of how to help him learn it.

Obviously, the best approach would be to find a Yemenite ba'al koreh willing and able to work with my student, but for various reasons I think it may be easier to learn the Yeminite system myself and then teach him. (I'm also very interested!)

I'm considered an excellent ba'al kriyah in my community, with a thorough understanding of how the t'amim work (conjuctives, disjunctives of various levels, etc.), which I think gives me a good framework for this learning.

I've found a few recordings of Yemenite chanting online, and a few descriptions of how the trope system works, but I'm curious if anyone knows of great resources on this, or has ideas of how else I could be learning it.

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where do you live? i learned it myself by following along in the beith ha kannasath. if you live in bk i can get you some adresses to places where you can go to learn. – MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Jan 16 '14 at 3:47
@MoriDoweedh The OP's linked account on Salesforce says "St. Paul, MN". – Double AA Jan 16 '14 at 4:28
@DoubleAA :/ there is a miqra book at nosahteiman.com i think. i am not sure how good it is if a person doesnt know how it sounds what good does it do. – MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Jan 16 '14 at 4:31
Yup, I'm in St. Paul, MN -- not a big temani community here... – Benj Jan 16 '14 at 12:22
@MoriDoweedhYaa3gob can you link to the book? I just tried that website and it seems to be down. – Benj Jan 16 '14 at 12:23

I'm Netanel, from Israel. My father-in-law is Baal-Kore and he is also Mori in his Yemenite community. He is very professional and teaching kids for Bar-Mitzva as a way of life. If it is still relevant, you are most welcome to contact me and we will arrange it. We will find the way to do it.

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Thanks for the note! No longer relevant, but I'll keep in mind. – Benj Sep 30 '14 at 13:58

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