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How do you refer to a specific point on the fingerboard?
I thought of another way that the fingerboard is described, which is in terms of positions. Oud pos ...
6-20-2019 at 09:00 AM
by: Brian Prunka
How do you refer to a specific point on the fingerboard?
note, string, finger number if necessary:

e.g., "F on the first string, 4th finger"

It's actua ...
6-20-2019 at 08:36 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Friend Seeking Oud Player for Central New Jersey Gig
Hey John, I can't u2u anyone but send me an email, I may know of a couple contenders.
6-16-2019 at 08:05 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Skype Lessons with Brian Prunka
I'd like to thank David for his kind words about our lessons, and to announce something new I'm tryi ...
6-5-2019 at 09:07 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Simon Shaheen's Bayati taqsim notation
I thought the modulation to jiharkah on G was tricky . . . didn't expect that.
It gets a lot easi ...
5-22-2019 at 07:11 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Simon Shaheen's Bayati taqsim notation
Ha, you thought the first part was a pain. Wait til you do the second half, there's a tricky modula ...
5-21-2019 at 06:40 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Retunable electric ouds
[rquote=117750&tid=17988&author=Jack_Campin]I was thinking you'd use strings optimized for m ...
5-20-2019 at 10:14 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Looking for an oud teacher
Send me an email. There are a number of excellent oud players in boston. I'd recommend Jussi Reijo ...
5-19-2019 at 08:52 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Retunable electric ouds
From a safety level, yes, it's possible. There is a theoretical issue that you could put stress on ...
5-19-2019 at 08:50 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
[rquote=117687&tid=17959&author=Jack_Campin]

With the violin, the Arabic GCgc tuning fits ...
5-6-2019 at 07:42 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
Hey guys, I didn't mean that I was going to completely abandon the conversation. I just felt that I ...
5-1-2019 at 03:19 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
[rquote=117640&tid=17959&author=Chris-Stephens]
But lets play the tape all the way through. ...
4-26-2019 at 02:00 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
[rquote=117644&tid=17959&author=Chris-Stephens]Thanks for the knowledgeable reply and furthe ...
4-26-2019 at 01:45 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
[rquote=117636&tid=17959&author=Jody Stecher]An interesting anomaly is the seven course oud. ...
4-26-2019 at 09:29 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
Well, things also change, and at some point it's certainly arguable that what people like Bashir, Sh ...
4-26-2019 at 09:10 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
One clarification — Bashir's approach is to transpose the entire maqam system to a higher pitch leve ...
4-25-2019 at 09:46 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
[rquote=117632&tid=17959&author=Chris-Stephens]"So if your purpose is to deal with the Arabi ...
4-25-2019 at 09:40 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Iraqi tuning?
[rquote=117585&tid=17959&author=crmdgn]I recently bought an oud instruction book that uses t ...
4-25-2019 at 08:13 AM
by: Brian Prunka
104 years old Syrian Oud for sale (1915)

Here is an authentic Hayek oud, also with a replaced fingerboard but otherwise original.

Lookin ...
4-22-2019 at 05:59 AM
by: Brian Prunka
104 years old Syrian Oud for sale (1915)
Agree with Matthias 100%. Bridge looks newer, not typical of Hayek or other Aleppian ouds of that t ...
4-22-2019 at 05:56 AM
by: Brian Prunka
Do professional players really tune by ear? Many of my teachers don't
[rquote=117517&tid=17932&author=yozhik]
A couple of observations:

[list]
[*]According t ...
4-2-2019 at 08:53 PM
by: Brian Prunka
Do professional players really tune by ear? Many of my teachers don't
I'll use an electronic tuner sometimes, especially if it's a concert and I need to quickly get to a ...
4-1-2019 at 08:36 AM
by: Brian Prunka
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
Thanks, that's very interesting information. The tanbur is an interesting example because of the unu ...
3-28-2019 at 08:25 AM
by: Brian Prunka
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
[rquote=117493&tid=17933&author=al-Halabi]There are documented clues to shifts that occurred ...
3-27-2019 at 01:01 PM
by: Brian Prunka
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
[rquote=117479&tid=17933&author=yozhik]And a follow-up question:

Who originally "decided" ...
3-26-2019 at 08:12 PM
by: Brian Prunka
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