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All Oud strings are Silver-plated copper wound
Just want to point out in case there are any newcomers to the oud—this oud has a floating (Bashir) b ...
5-29-2020 at 02:41 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Ouds and direct sunlight?
I'd avoid this if possible. They may be okay, but sunlight can't be good.
Even in a controlled env ...
5-21-2020 at 06:28 AM
by: Brian Prunka
In Memory of Michel Merhej
While this isn't strictly oud-related, I wanted to share a video I made in memory of a great musicia ...
5-19-2020 at 09:39 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Reverie for oud
With being in lockdown for the past couple of months, I've been working on a lot of music—hopefully ...
5-19-2020 at 09:15 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Are Old Recordings "Out of Tune", or did Musicians Actually Tune Differently, or Both?
Well said, Jody.

MoH, I'd suggest you reconsider what you mean by "versatility" and "consistenc ...
5-19-2020 at 07:32 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Are Old Recordings "Out of Tune", or did Musicians Actually Tune Differently, or Both?
[rquote=119038&tid=18291&author=MoH]I've never been able to form a consistent idea of tuning ...
5-18-2020 at 06:21 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Touching up an original Sama'i... Question about modulation
[rquote=119027&tid=18286&author=nassic_zhd]Hello all, I'm in the process of writing a Sama'i ...
5-16-2020 at 09:56 AM
by: Brian Prunka
quarter tone fingerings
[rquote=119010&tid=18276&author=Kapout]Thanks!

For the E half flat on the D string, I al ...
5-14-2020 at 03:43 PM
by: Brian Prunka
quarter tone fingerings
If A is played with the 1st finger, then the standard fingering is that B half flat is played with t ...
5-13-2020 at 11:28 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Title and makam of Arab song
It is Saalouni el Nass, by Ziad Rahbani (sung originally by Fairouz), in maqam Bayati

Fairuz:
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5-7-2020 at 08:23 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Newbie to Ouds, Would Love Some Help/Advice
Yeah, the "Master Ahmet" I figured was a moniker for sales purposes, but it's pretty inexpensive and ...
4-3-2020 at 09:10 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Newbie to Ouds, Would Love Some Help/Advice
If you can find a good quality second-hand oud you can often get a higher quality for the price, but ...
4-2-2020 at 10:07 AM
by: Brian Prunka
records link to the book Taqasim by Ali Kiserwan
[rquote=112293&tid=16647&author=suz_i_dil]Thank you Mandaloun

The sound of Saeed Salam br ...
3-28-2020 at 05:48 PM
by: Brian Prunka
contact/messages
Hey folks, I've had a number of people try to contact me through the message board u2u, but I can't ...
3-25-2020 at 11:51 AM
by: Brian Prunka
What maqam is this?
I know we've had this discussion before, but cargah is apparently quite unlike the Arabic jiharkah. ...
3-23-2020 at 03:04 PM
by: Brian Prunka
What maqam is this?
This is interesting, in that there is no resolution to the tonic of saba. It's a bit like delanshin ...
3-23-2020 at 09:58 AM
by: Brian Prunka
how do you think is this sound achievable?
[rquote=118901&tid=18216&author=nassic_zhd]On the same topic as this thread, I want to ask a ...
3-22-2020 at 07:41 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Really need help picking strings
[rquote=118899&tid=18241&author=Jody Stecher]I often use the D'Addario set on an oud with a ...
3-22-2020 at 07:37 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Really need help picking strings
[rquote=118898&tid=18241&author=the_data_guy]

Appreciate the info! Sorry to hear about th ...
3-22-2020 at 06:31 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Really need help picking strings
Welcome to the oud!
The EJ95A set is good, I helped D'addario develop it in fact, and was aiming f ...
3-20-2020 at 06:03 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Rast Taqasim
[rquote=118859&tid=18230&author=majnuunNavid]Rast comes from old Persian and means "straight ...
3-7-2020 at 08:30 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Rast Taqasim
[rquote=118856&tid=18230&author=MattOud]Hi Chris,
Here is another beauty to analyze! I love ...
3-6-2020 at 10:58 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Looking for left hand position fretboard and scale chart.
Even for the whole and half steps, the tuner can't really help very much because the tuning of those ...
3-5-2020 at 01:22 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Rast Taqasim
Rast does seem to modulate a bit more than other maqamat; I'd say that the sheer volume of language ...
3-3-2020 at 10:02 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Rast Taqasim
Okay, so I quickly listened to the taqsim and analyzed how I hear it. May have missed some things—i ...
3-3-2020 at 09:40 PM
by: Brian Prunka
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