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Newbie to Ouds, Would Love Some Help/Advice
[rquote=118960&tid=18250&author=Al3Oud]Hello SicilianArmeniani, I assume you are in the US. ...
4-5-2020 at 05:45 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Really need help picking strings
[rquote=118906&tid=18241&author=the_data_guy][rquote=118903&tid=18241&author=Brian P ...
3-23-2020 at 08:59 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Really need help picking strings
Whatever strings you use, they are going to wear out eventually and you will want to replace them wi ...
3-23-2020 at 08:55 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Really need help picking strings
I often use the D'Addario set on an oud with a scale of 61.5 and it does not feel tight or produce a ...
3-21-2020 at 12:22 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Really need help picking strings
In my opinion *strings* are not squeaky, *players* are squeaky. I do like copper wound strings inclu ...
3-19-2020 at 05:14 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Really need help picking strings
[rquote=118889&tid=18241&author=the_data_guy]Hi All,

I'm fairly new to oud, to start. I'm ...
3-19-2020 at 09:09 AM
by: Jody Stecher
My Old Oud
Your old oud has a lot of punch and projection. The trebles *sing* too. Good thing you kept it.

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3-5-2020 at 03:33 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Looking for left hand position fretboard and scale chart.
[rquote=118848&tid=18233&author=MiddleEastern]Hello,

I am planning to use a tuner to know ...
3-5-2020 at 08:26 AM
by: Jody Stecher
Rast Taqasim
[rquote=118837&tid=18230&author=Chris-Stephens] And a bit of hair-splitting, but if a taqasi ...
3-2-2020 at 05:53 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Question for Turkish oud players: What sort of mizrap do you use?
[rquote=118832&tid=18221&author=majnuunNavid][/rquote]
I stopped using them when the friend ...
3-1-2020 at 06:15 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Question for Turkish oud players: What sort of mizrap do you use?
[rquote=118828&tid=18221&author=majnuunNavid]Eagle quill is too high maintenance for myself ...
2-29-2020 at 06:44 PM
by: Jody Stecher
how do you think is this sound achievable?
Scale and body volume are two different factors. I have an old Syrian oud with a 62cm scale and a ca ...
2-19-2020 at 08:39 AM
by: Jody Stecher
Seeking Score for Rembetiko Song "I Kardia Mou Spena Theli"
I use "The Amazing Slowdowner" for the same purpose. Several people have said they prefer "Transcrib ...
2-10-2020 at 06:40 AM
by: Jody Stecher
sustain
All things being equal (which they rarely are) looser tension sometimes produces longer sustain.

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1-17-2020 at 07:32 PM
by: Jody Stecher
sustain

Some things that affect sustain are bracing, string tension and string type, bridge placement, bri ...
1-17-2020 at 02:15 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Persian Radif and commentary
Yes at the start you say that you have already tuned the oud down a step. And this can be heard. But ...
1-17-2020 at 07:29 AM
by: Jody Stecher
Persian Radif and commentary
The start of a valuable endeavor! In the first video at about 1:30 you say that segah from the app ...
1-16-2020 at 10:51 AM
by: Jody Stecher
Buzuq Frets
[rquote=118693&tid=18195&author=Oudsofjoy]I'm wondering why do Buzuq have nylon strings used ...
1-11-2020 at 06:23 AM
by: Jody Stecher
Question on the history of Oud strings
Good questions! I have no reliable answer but I can tell you what I've heard. I heard it so long a ...
1-9-2020 at 08:58 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Tuning the F string differently for Rast or Bayati?
[rquote=118686&tid=18192&author=Onglon]thank you Jody for sharing your views and experience ...
1-7-2020 at 07:47 AM
by: Jody Stecher
Tuning the F string differently for Rast or Bayati?
I have yet to meet any two accomplished musicians who agree on when a minor third is in tune. There ...
1-6-2020 at 03:37 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Problems with Aquila 130 Light Strings
The seller is telling you the truth. The Aquila set comes with a black unwound third. There is a pa ...
12-28-2019 at 08:43 PM
by: Jody Stecher
Teacher in Los Angeles
There are two possibilities at UCLA. Munir Beken for Turkish oud and AJ Racy for Arabic oud. Altho ...
12-11-2019 at 01:07 PM
by: Jody Stecher
WHY is hamza al din so damn good?
[rquote=118628&tid=17324&author=Brian Prunka]
What we "like" is generally constrained by ou ...
12-9-2019 at 11:09 AM
by: Jody Stecher
WHY is hamza al din so damn good?
Well yes. but I was asking about "granular ", not about mindfulness. Granular has two typical meanin ...
12-8-2019 at 08:33 AM
by: Jody Stecher
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