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This is just a simple observation, but I thought I'd share it, since it may help others!

This is a short video, explaining how to play the riq in the soft position:

I don't really understand, of course everyone should follow the notations!
It's ok to learn on your own, but if you don't follow specific notations, there's no way you can learn a song by heart, the correct way. Even the greatest of players follow notations..

Have you tried left-right single stroke rolls? They're significantly louder than the finger rolls so it should work.
And another thing, you need to be relaxed when playing, don't tense your muscles! Doing it will make things even worse..

Tuning a drum isn't important, provided the skin is applied correctly! So, I too agree that there are no pros to tuning a drum, the important thing is to choose a good one meaning do your research before buying.

Do you guys think that Saba is its own maqam

Actually, I think this statement is true. Saba really is a maqam in itself, if you think about it. But it's easy to get confused about these things, good thing you asked though!

Oud Lovers / Re: Does anyone also love the sintir?
« on: March 25, 2015, 08:49:50 AM »
This is the first time I'm hearing about the sintir, to be honest. Sounds interesting. Not really similar to a bass, but I don't know what to compare it to either :D

Frame Drum Sound & Videos / Re: Frame drum lessons - video
« on: March 25, 2015, 08:48:58 AM »
This is very instructional, if I may say so :)
I also know her (from the online world, not personally) and she's really good at this :)

Of course they can!
A taqsim is, by definition, a musical improvisation, so you can play it whenever you see fit. It's different from the maquam though, just so you know.

Well.. I don't know if I would say it doesn't exist. In the end, it kinda depends on how you want your instrument to sound, you can add more tension or you can add less, depending on your preferred Newton range.

Oh, definitely YES.
Practicing with a drone is helpful in so many ways! And not just for becoming better at playing the oud, it works with any kind of instrument, just so you know ;)

Hey thanks Brick for sharing that! I don't think I would have found it on my own LOL!
I actually was looking for tips on how to tune the oud. I'm not in a rush, I'm still learning but it's good that I found this forum!

Buy & Sell Oud / Re: Buying a second hand oud.
« on: March 19, 2015, 04:41:36 AM »
Everything can be replaced, Brick. Strings, pegs, everything :)
The idea is to choose an oud that you like, in terms of sound. Because they all sound different from one another.

Introduce Yourself / Hi
« on: March 19, 2015, 04:33:24 AM »
Hi everybody!

I am BearHug (my nickname online ever since I can remember!) and I decided to join this forum out of curiosity. So far, I'm loving it!

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