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ashiq mehedi

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Oud learning....
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:41:36 AM »
Hi all,

i started learning oud this summer in palestine, i've always have the interest but i never really got the chance till recently, any how i'm now in the US attending graduate school. i can't find anyone to teach me oud so i went and talked to a guitar teacher, he said he could help me. do you guys think this is a good idea or not? anything me or him should no about ? any advice ? i'm really deperate, i want to learn it so badly, i'm obsessed with it....
i know the basics, and i can play simple western tunes, but not complex arabic ones yet.....

Please suggest me.



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Re: Oud learning....
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 09:42:52 AM »
Hey Ashiq Mehedi,
I played guitar for about a year before I started the oud. Let me tell you something... it's not a pleasant switch at all. The spacing is different, and the technique is very very different. People used to tell me that I sounded like I was playing a guitar on the oud. That's horrible. Keep looking for an oud teacher. Microtones can't be found on the guitar, but are important on the oud. In addition, the scales are slightly different. For instance, the maqam Nahawand has been likened to the Minor scale in Western music, but it has it's differences. In my opinion, don't go for the guitar teacher.

ashiq mehedi

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Re: Oud learning....
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 08:14:59 AM »
So what are my alternatives? I try on my own, and i'm stuck at the same spot. I got so frustrated by the instrument. I just quit myself and that happens over and over and over. What do you guys think I should do ?

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Re: Oud learning....
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 08:16:42 AM »
Hey Ashiq Mehedi,
Don't sweat it man. When I first started oud I didn't even know what it was, my teacher practically forced me into it. I couldn't even keep it from sliding off my lap.
It's always hard at first. Whenever you have specific questions, let us know and someone will be able to help you, if not everyone.