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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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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 / 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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