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"Sunrise in montreal" song - music sheet ?
Hi Sylud, I transcribed it some time ago
11-21-2019 at 07:38 AM
by: Brian Prunka
What type of microphone do you use for your Ud?
I recently used a sennheiser e935 and thought it had a great sound. It's just a regular dynamic mic ...
11-20-2019 at 11:42 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Changing Oud's action
[rquote=118493&tid=18136&author=pouryatorabi]They said it would cost me around 300 to 500 in ...
11-15-2019 at 08:30 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Changing Oud's action
yeah, that action is crazy high. You definitely don't have any room to lower the strings at the bri ...
11-14-2019 at 01:13 PM
by: Brian Prunka
I have no idea what I'm doing, please help!
The crack is significant, I would get that repaired if you can.
It's worth checking at that point ...
11-14-2019 at 11:10 AM
by: Brian Prunka
I have no idea what I'm doing, please help!
Resized photos:

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11-14-2019 at 11:02 AM
by: Brian Prunka
I have no idea what I'm doing, please help!
Jody's advice is excellent. Most of your questions have been answered many times in the forum, plea ...
11-14-2019 at 10:53 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Oum Kalsoum - Yally Kan Yshgeek Aneeny
This site is a useful resource:
http://almashriq.hiof.no/egypt/700/780/umKoulthoum/Songs/

Accord ...
11-11-2019 at 11:31 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Oud Bending
Doc, what about if the existing fingerboard is thick enough to shave down? From my experience, if th ...
11-5-2019 at 01:46 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Zan (beech) fingerboard - valid?
[rquote=118452&tid=18152&author=SV_T_oud]That's what I think as well.
Zeryab ouds are adver ...
10-31-2019 at 12:11 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Zan (beech) fingerboard - valid?
Hardness ratings (higher numbers are harder):

Ebony: 2400-3200 (depending on variety)
Brazilian ...
10-31-2019 at 09:16 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Written Turkish notation
Well, speaking of Arabic maqams, the main ones are:

Rast (Rast 1 + Rast 5 and Nahawand 5)
Bayat ...
10-29-2019 at 02:25 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Written Turkish notation
Don't worry about connecting names of notes to makams. It's arbitrary. There is a connection, but ...
10-29-2019 at 12:09 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Advice for String Manufacturers other than Pyramid or La Bella?
[rquote=118413&tid=18145&author=Johnnyboy]
Thank you very much for the advice. Apologies I ...
10-26-2019 at 06:59 AM
by: Brian Prunka
If the Oud is the "King of Arab Instruments", Why Do You Barely Hear it in "Typical" Arabic Music?
[rquote=118408&tid=18138&author=Badra]In defense of the oud, it is still very popular in "tr ...
10-24-2019 at 03:20 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Written Turkish notation
You have it backwards. The Turkish "G" sounds a "D" below (or above, depending on your instrument, ...
10-23-2019 at 09:16 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Advice for String Manufacturers other than Pyramid or La Bella?
[rquote=118398&tid=18145&author=Johnnyboy]I have tried the Pyramid Arabic Aoud strings (Oran ...
10-22-2019 at 05:19 PM
by: Brian Prunka
in tune open, out of tune fretted
[rquote=118394&tid=18137&author=Badra]Great, thanks Brian. Would help if you had some this ...
10-22-2019 at 03:03 PM
by: Brian Prunka
in tune open, out of tune fretted
[rquote=118388&tid=18137&author=Badra][rquote=118378&tid=18137&author=Brian Prunka] ...
10-21-2019 at 06:51 PM
by: Brian Prunka
in tune open, out of tune fretted
Hi Chris, I believe you, especially since it's not a problem you've had with other strings.
Vario ...
10-20-2019 at 02:35 PM
by: Brian Prunka
New pegs for oud
To add to Richard's advice: violin pegs are almost always too small to be used as a replacement on a ...
10-20-2019 at 02:30 PM
by: Brian Prunka
in tune open, out of tune fretted
How are you tuning your open strings?

If you are using a tuner, you should tune one string in th ...
10-19-2019 at 09:22 AM
by: Brian Prunka
I gave up on the oud because I am bad with the pick (risha)
[rquote=118362&tid=18135&author=zaazi]Thank you for your valuable notes. May you expand on t ...
10-19-2019 at 07:08 AM
by: Brian Prunka
I gave up on the oud because I am bad with the pick (risha)
Jody's guess was correct, you are playing from your elbow. Notice the way your whole forearm is movi ...
10-18-2019 at 02:53 PM
by: Brian Prunka
I gave up on the oud because I am bad with the pick (risha)
I can't seen enough of your hand and arm in the video to diagnose the problem, but I am sure a good ...
10-18-2019 at 09:26 AM
by: Brian Prunka
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