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ashiq mehedi

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Information Regarding ĎOudí
« on: December 01, 2015, 10:10:17 AM »
Oud is extremely popular which is played by plucking, either ensemble or in solo.  It has pear-shaped, fretless as well as descent short necked face has five or six strings. Mostly what features make it more popular is itís warm timbre, microtonal flexibility and low tessatura. It is often decorated nicely for more cool seeing.
Most important thing that make me so weak for Oud, is itís tune! I am serious! Itís really heart touching 8)



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Re: Information Regarding ĎOudí
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 12:34:31 PM »
In fact when you ask me a question about Oud design, I definitely tell you something more than we actually know. The sound of the Oud vibrates within its hollow body. It is made of a rounded back, which is enclosed with a soundboard, a flat sheet of wood, whereas, the backside of it is made of 15-25 strips of wood. Usually, the open side of the back portion is known as the rosette.
There are mainly 2 distinctive features of this musical instrument- one is its pear-shaped body and the second is its fretless neck. On the other hand, the body of this instrument has 1-3 sound holes, which usually remains decorated with purfling. But this decoration never creates a bad impact on its sound quality. Oudís body usually looks like a big gourd and it is made of a complex system of thin wood staves. The upper part of this instrument on other hand is made of lightwood.