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Oud Lovers / Ziad Rajab CD info needed
« on: February 07, 2016, 12:01:05 PM »
Has anyone heard the latest Ziad Rajab CD, "The Long Trail of Immigration", released in 2011? (See

It seems to only be available by emailing Mr Rajab himself.

Best wishes

Oud Lovers / Need info for oud in Morocco
« on: February 06, 2016, 09:37:09 AM »
Hi all,
I am going to Morocco at the end of February for a couple of weeks.I'll do mainly Marrakesh, Essaouira and Casablanca. I have few to know. Does anybody knows Khaled Belhaiba? I wrote him several times on facebook and through his website but no answer at all.
Any good oud shops and\or luthiers? Is there any oud player keen on meeting up with me?
 Is there any good teacher I can take some lessons from? Any place where I can see some concerts?

Oud Teachers & Lessons / Re: Is there any OUD player in Toronto ?
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:41:41 AM »
Hi Big Boss,
Contact me through my web site and I'll give you the number of my oud teacher here.
Have a good time bro!

*Mod - corrected web link

Oud Lovers / Help me
« on: February 04, 2016, 06:44:43 AM »
I have intended to try playing a piece of hicazkarkurdi a compose of Turkish composer Haydar Tatlıyay. Will it be a wise idea?

Please help me before starting.

Learning to play the Oud means learning a whole new musical realm. While Western and Middle Eastern music share many commonalities, Middle Eastern music offers much deeper musical experience, which a lot of Oud enthusiasts get hooked on.

Take quarter notes, for example. As the name suggests, it is located in between a natural note and a flat.You can play notes that you never thought existed on this instrument. Possibilities are endless.There are many more benefits to playing the Oud.

Oud Lovers / Feel "Oud" from the heart!
« on: December 31, 2015, 10:25:53 AM »
Sometimes I have an unexpected feeling about Oud. When you type the word “Oud” on Google search box, it gives you a variety of Ouds out there. At Oud for Guitarists, I am not talking about a type of wood or perfume made from it, but I am talking about Oud the musical instrument. It is an ancient musical instrument from the Middle East, which has been very popular in the area and called the King of Instruments. It has been played by the greatest musicians in Middle Eastern history for centuries.

It is finding its way over to Western countries in the last decades, and more and more musicians are picking up this instrument, for its unique sounds and unlimited possibilities of creating new musical fusion with it.

Doumbek, Darbuka Lovers / Re: Knowledge regarding Darbuka !
« on: December 30, 2015, 11:49:23 AM »
Some sorts of tune Doumbek has produced. TEK is a high ringing sound played with your right hand.  The tone is produced by striking the outside edge of the head were the edge of the drum and the skin meet.   
KA is the same sound as tek, but played with your left hand. On the other hand DOUM is the bass tone played with your right hand in the middle of the drum.

The three essential/fundamental tones of the doumbek are TEK, KA, DOUM.  With these three tones thousands of rhythms exist & thousands more can be made. The doumbek also has several additional tones and embellishing effects.

Want to buy one, which  should I choose? Some say that copper darbukas sound better, is that the case?

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