Author Topic: Ouds for children?  (Read 1217 times)

skylight

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Ouds for children?
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:24:58 AM »
I need advice on something: are there any ouds for children available? Long story short: my friend wants to teach her child to play the oud and is thinking a normal sized one is too big for the kid. Is she right and are there any child-sized ouds available for buying?


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Guyman

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Re: Ouds for children?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 06:33:38 AM »
Actually, I think it's possible to buy smaller sized ouds. If they're not already available, I'm sure you can get one custom made! After all, most arabic instruments are made by hand, so having a smaller sized oud made for a child shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Ouds for children?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 03:58:33 AM »
You can build one yourself, if you're up to it. Others have done it, building your own instrument can also be a very interesting hobby, if you're into ouds!
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Re: Ouds for children?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 05:17:48 AM »
I don't know if building an oud is the best thing to do, if you're not an expert, there are so many things to take into consideration, like the thickness of the wood, the type of strings to use and so much more.
Ouds are the real ancestors of modern guitars!

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Re: Ouds for children?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 05:45:05 AM »
I had no idea there were ouds for children, I always assumed the dimensions of the instrument are fixed. In fact, when I was little I learned how to play the guitar on a normal-adult-sized guitar. I think I still have it somewhere around the house..
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