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How to Tune a 12-string Egyptian Oud?
GAdgc'f' works well on a cümbüş.
7-25-2020 at 02:11 AM
by: Jack_Campin
Tunisian oud
I've been seeing videos of Tunisian ouds ('arbi or tunsi) lately. This article explains why:

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4-8-2020 at 08:19 AM
by: Jack_Campin
book re-sellers
I see only one listed on used.addall.com, and it's clearly described as second hand. Nothing wrong ...
4-3-2020 at 12:47 AM
by: Jack_Campin
Arabic cumbus handmade - 7 courses nylon strings
REALLY nice.

Though it could maybe do with a bit more power at the low end - would a bigger bowl ...
3-23-2020 at 01:27 AM
by: Jack_Campin
Looking for left hand position fretboard and scale chart.
If you look in http://lit.gfax.ch you will find (among many other things) a text on the oud which co ...
3-5-2020 at 03:11 AM
by: Jack_Campin
how do you think is this sound achievable?
Don't you need a larger than usual body to get adequate resonance tuning down that far?

I have tw ...
2-19-2020 at 02:34 AM
by: Jack_Campin
Playing oud left-handed : a testimony
In Mevlevi music ensembles you sometimes see the ney players arranged symmetrically with lefty playe ...
2-17-2020 at 12:20 PM
by: Jack_Campin
The jerryqanbus
Yemeni kid with his own creation. Inspiring.

https://www.facebook.com/100017780322146/posts/4983 ...
12-6-2019 at 05:12 AM
by: Jack_Campin
String skips in tuning
Maynard/Kinan - Chris Elmes in Edinburgh may be able to sort your nut.
12-5-2019 at 12:54 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Al Ol (Yair Dalal)
Anybody got a transcription of (some version of) Yair Dalal's "Al Ol"?
11-29-2019 at 07:41 AM
by: Jack_Campin
Written Turkish notation
It isn't at all difficult. All recorder players have a similar issue to deal with when switching be ...
10-25-2019 at 01:57 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Traditional songs to learn?
Feldman's "Music of the Ottoman Court" (only available in libraries) covers a lot of this, particula ...
10-21-2019 at 11:57 PM
by: Jack_Campin
oud tecnique books or links
You could try this (in French):


10-6-2019 at 02:55 PM
by: Jack_Campin
What is this electro-acoustic oud?
I don't recall seeing one like the one in this clip before. Nothing very amazing about the sound bu ...
9-29-2019 at 05:31 AM
by: Jack_Campin
Inside Arabic Music
Just got my copy, it's out in the UK now - looks fantastic.
9-27-2019 at 02:07 PM
by: Jack_Campin
F to f tuning
Too blurry to make out the letters on my phone. What is it, F Bb D g c f ?
9-27-2019 at 05:14 AM
by: Jack_Campin
Cümbüş SBD - Handcrafted oud with cumbus body steel
I had the instrument refurbished by a really expert banjo technician, probably the best in Scotland, ...
9-22-2019 at 10:58 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Arabic violin - tunings & string types
I heard Yair Dalal talking about this a few weeks ago. He uses Dominant for the lower strings and P ...
9-22-2019 at 01:31 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Cümbüş SBD - Handcrafted oud with cumbus body steel
I have two cümbüşes, one with a natural skin. It sounds great but its tuning is horribly u ...
9-16-2019 at 05:39 AM
by: Jack_Campin
string material transitions through history
Comparison video for different kinds of strings on a violoncello da spalla, which is roughly oud-siz ...
9-3-2019 at 01:57 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Are slots in the nut necessary/common?
I didn't take a photo, but Csibi Szabolcs is the guy I watched wielding a pocket knife:

https://w ...
8-24-2019 at 01:00 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Are slots in the nut necessary/common?
I asked this a while back, about the Romanian cobza/Hungarian koboz. As they come from the Reghin f ...
8-23-2019 at 10:16 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Inside Arabic Music
Thanks! I didn't spot that at first.
8-11-2019 at 10:24 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Inside Arabic Music
Publisher's page, if like me you would rather not patronize the world's biggest slavemaster:

http ...
8-10-2019 at 11:12 PM
by: Jack_Campin
Mohammed Qassabji's "Zikrayat" music sheet {Fantastic}
I don't see any sheet music link in this thread
8-7-2019 at 02:06 PM
by: Jack_Campin
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