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Oud Lovers / Re: Oud shop in Doha
« on: January 31, 2016, 12:39:26 PM »
Thanks so much for the info. Yes that's him! Very cool. And that's for the update on the dollars too. I am still stuck working with Canaddian and they are worth much less!

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Oud Lovers / Oud shop in Doha
« on: January 30, 2016, 07:25:08 AM »
Anyone know of any spots in Doha (or even general sightseeing)? I am going to be there for Eid ul Adha. Need an Oud urgently.

Please help.

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Buy & Sell Darbuka / Re: Need Alexandria!
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:12:26 PM »
Check www.arabinstruments.com. They are easy to find and plenty of them as well.

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Advice, Tips and Questions Regarding the Oud / My Oud's maker
« on: January 16, 2016, 11:01:28 AM »
Hi,
I have a problem with my new oud which I have got from my father. Usually the problem isn't so serious; it is almost the maker of my oud. I need to know my oud maker's name. Anyone please help.

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Oud Lovers / New to Oud; Need advice
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:52:32 AM »
Hi all,

I have a great deal of experience regarding guitar. But now I feel so much addiction in Oud. one of my friend told me to try this seriously. But one big concern I have is the wooden pegs. This kind of tuning apparatus is something which is kind of unfamilar/uncomfortable to me, having come from the typical mechanical tuning gears of the standard 6 string guitar (and bouzouki).

I noticed that while almost all the high quality OUDs being sold are equipped with the usual wooden pegs made of ebony, there are nevertheless some that are made with what look like regular guitar tuners.
I feel as if I'd be more comfortable with this more familiar tuning system. Is there anything, then, that I should be aware of in terms of disadvantages arising from its use in terms of sound and playability?

Any suggestion is appreciated.

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Ney, Kawala Lovers / Re: Origin of Ney
« on: December 07, 2015, 10:15:27 AM »
For playing...... ::)

To play any musical instrument you need some extreme motivational force for that. In other words, it is hard to play a musical instrument at the first time. More works should be done for that as well. I think that playing an instrument is similar to learning a language. Every language has its own difficulties. Therefore, it is hard to say that playing a shrill pipe is more difficult than playing the ney. There are different physical characteristics required to play an instrument. For instance, it is important to have thin fingers to play the classical kemancha. On the other hand, it is necessary to have thick lips to play the ney. As seen in language training, regular practice is important in playing an instrument.

The training period of an instrument usually takes at least five to six years, depending on ability and competence. Now take a look at that and start learning.

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Ney, Kawala Lovers / Origin of Ney
« on: December 07, 2015, 10:09:45 AM »
Want to know about origin of Ney? Here it is.
The origin of the word "ney" dates back many years ago. In Sumerian culture, it is known that the ney came from the family of a wind instrument named "na." Na used to be made from cane. The person who plays the ney is called "nayi" in Arabic and "neyzen" in Farsi. The history of the neyzen is associated with the "Mevlevi" order since it is considered as a sacred instrument among Mevlevi sects.

The ney has become the most important instrument, not only in Sufism, but also in other Turkish music genres. Rumi was the first known neyzen, and Kutbün nayi Hamza Dede was the head of Rumi's dervishes.

Devastating !! Isn't it? 8)

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Oud Videos & Sound / Beginners Now Choose !
« on: December 06, 2015, 11:12:49 AM »
If you really want to start playing Oud right away and don’t have a lot of cash, your only option is a factory built Oud like those from www.arabinstruments.com. A few of these might be playable. It is hard to find good information about these Ouds. From the videos that I can see online, these appear acceptable for beginners. At the moment, there are not any quality mass produced Arabic Ouds. They may need a proper set up in order to become optimized. With these Ouds, at least they will allow you to learn the bare basics so that you can upgrade later.
Have a look at that. Inspiring, Isn't it ?

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Welcome aboard mess
« on: December 06, 2015, 11:05:28 AM »
Hi mates,
Great !! It's just great to see your initiatives here for growing my beloved arabian instrument's name and fame. I just dreamed myself to be a part of this type forum for so long. The forum really amazing :)

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