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Oud Teachers & Lessons / How to play chords on the oud
« on: April 17, 2015, 04:27:06 AM »
I found this video, about how to play chords on the oud and I thought it was interesting enough to share!

If anyone has other similar videos to share, please do! :)

I noticed that, when I play my oud, I keep hearing this buzzing sound. It's not very loud, but it's becoming pretty annoying and I was wondering if, first of all, it's normal to hear is, and second, if there is a way to get rid of it?

Oud Lovers / Build you own oud resources?
« on: April 17, 2015, 04:19:31 AM »
Are there any good resources that teach you how to build an oud?
I don't know if I'm ever going to build one myself, but i am so very curious about how it's done! If anyone can recommend a good source to learn more about this, I would greatly appreciate it :)

Can someone please suggest what should I do?
I have a 60 cm. oud and I'm looking for the right strings for it, I thought about getting the Lenzner strings, because in theory they "fit" the tension used for CC cc arabic tuning, but I also found these Pyramid Lute strings, and don't know which to choose. Can someone please help me out with a suggestion? Thank you!

This is a question for all you oud experts: at what note should I from Ajam to Saba and then back to Ajam? I'm still learning, so I thought I'd just ask here! Maybe someone can help me out..

Buy & Sell Oud / Would you buy a Turkish oud or an Arabic one?
« on: April 03, 2015, 05:45:37 AM »
I'm looking for pros and cons (if there are any...!) regarding which oud should I choose to buy.
What do you think? Which do you personally prefer and why? Turkish oud or Arabic oud?

I really don't have a preference right now, but if I chose a Turkish oud, would I be able to tune it like an Arabic one? Or vice versa?

This is one of those questions without a specific answer.

This is true, however, just to give Lillyan an idea, here's what I personally think: if you play your oud every day, whether it's once a day or many times, you should definitely change the strings once every 6 months or so.
If not, then once a year is enough.

Oud Lovers / Should you tell a story through your taqsim ?
« on: April 03, 2015, 05:40:15 AM »
This is something I've been asking myself for a long time: should an oud player tell a story through his taqsim? What do you think? You do express emotions through it, that I know, but do those emotions tell a story as well?

Introduce Yourself / Hi everyone :)
« on: March 14, 2015, 04:20:50 AM »
Hello everyone!

My name is Ron, don't ask me what the 99 stands for, it stands for nothing really :P
I'm glad to be here and I hope to learn as much as possible about Arab instruments!

Well, they sure look different from one another :) Although eh first two (the Iraqi oud and the Syrian oud) look about the same. I mean, there are resemblances :)

Good question! I didn't find any, except for the number of holes.
Honestly, they even sound alike to me! Sure, they're not identical, but there are many resemblances!

I think - and this is just from my very little knowledge - that it's mainly the sound that make them different, but also the form they present in. Some frame drums have cymbals, some don't, some are bigger some are smaller... they're all different from one another if you think about it.

Buy & Sell Oud / Re: Reliable sources to buy new & used ouds?
« on: March 13, 2015, 09:55:24 AM »
Well, I'd say this very website is a good source. They sell pretty much anything, old and new :)
Also, I'd look for stuff on eBay, but look for people with good reputation only, these instruments are handcrafted so it would be a shame to risk paying for something less than perfect .

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