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Oud => Oud Lovers => Topic started by: Ayla on April 14, 2015, 04:20:08 AM

Title: Comparison between Arabic & Turkish oud?
Post by: Ayla on April 14, 2015, 04:20:08 AM
Do you know what the main differences are between an Arabic and a Turkish oud? Besides the tuning, which I understand is done differently on these 2 type of ouds.
Title: Re: Comparison between Arabic & Turkish oud?
Post by: Molly_85 on April 14, 2015, 04:48:40 AM
Well, Arabic Ouds are larger in size, and their sound is more intense. Another difference would be that the Turkish oud has a lower string action, compared the the Arabic one. When I'll think of some more differences, I'll be back! These are just off the top of my head :)
Title: Re: Comparison between Arabic & Turkish oud?
Post by: Keisha on April 15, 2015, 03:46:27 AM
Molly is right, there is a difference in size, I personally have a Turkish oud, it's not because I'm a woman and thus, smaller in size myself, I just prefer it to the Arabic model.
Title: Re: Comparison between Arabic & Turkish oud?
Post by: Saad Ayman on May 05, 2015, 06:36:15 AM
As already cleared by Molly about the difference, I find Arabic Ouds much better, itís all about personal preference, as many of my friends and even my sister enjoys Turkish Oud much more, so itís just that I feel better with Arabic, but at the end both are great!
Title: Re: Comparison between Arabic & Turkish oud?
Post by: Abdul raheem on May 07, 2015, 04:35:34 PM
Wow Keisha itís great to see a woman as we often see here people talking how woman are not too much interested in these things, but nice to see you. I am using Arabic Oud, as I feel thatís much more comfortable for anyone to be using.