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Fretting Question (Touching adjacent strings)
I also had problems with touching the adjacent strings at first. The nut of my oud was also pretty n ...
7-24-2020 at 07:09 PM
by: MoH
Beginner Taqsim Attempt 2
Thank you for your feedback! And I agree, my playing sounds rushed whenever I listen to back to it, ...
6-16-2020 at 10:04 AM
by: MoH
Beginner Taqsim Attempt 2
Here is my attempt at a Taqsim in Rast at around 1 year and 8 months of practicing.

https://sound ...
6-15-2020 at 10:32 PM
by: MoH
Simon Shaheen Ornament Question
Wow. I don't know if there's another forum on the internet where I could post a simple question and ...
6-10-2020 at 10:46 AM
by: MoH
Simon Shaheen Ornament Question
That would be really great, Brian! I've gotten fairly comfortable with the first two ways Khalil sho ...
6-9-2020 at 01:04 PM
by: MoH
Simon Shaheen Ornament Question
Thank you very much. I really appreciate you taking the time to record and upload this specific thin ...
6-8-2020 at 02:26 PM
by: MoH
Simon Shaheen Ornament Question
Not at all, I think you just explained what I thought was going on more clearly and explicitly.

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6-7-2020 at 07:53 PM
by: MoH
Simon Shaheen Ornament Question
I had a question about a technique that Simon Shaheen and other Palestinian players seem to use a lo ...
6-7-2020 at 05:04 PM
by: MoH
Song identification from literary source?
Is this it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O911Etl_xgk

The title is something like "You have ...
6-3-2020 at 07:33 PM
by: MoH
Are Old Recordings "Out of Tune", or did Musicians Actually Tune Differently, or Both?
To Jody's point: I don't doubt Oum Kulthum sing Rast (or any maqam) at any pitch on any day of the w ...
5-19-2020 at 07:40 PM
by: MoH
Are Old Recordings "Out of Tune", or did Musicians Actually Tune Differently, or Both?
Thanks for your replies, Jody and Brian. As I mentioned, I was aware A = 440 was arbitrary, but it s ...
5-18-2020 at 11:16 AM
by: MoH
Are Old Recordings "Out of Tune", or did Musicians Actually Tune Differently, or Both?
I want to preface this discussion by saying I am still fairly new to music, so I may be misunderstan ...
5-17-2020 at 10:54 PM
by: MoH
Oud Bowl to build a Lute
I don't know about specific makers, but I actually happened to see this yesterday:

https://www.et ...
5-14-2020 at 08:13 PM
by: MoH
Oud Bending
I ended up trying this on my oud about a week ago, and it actually worked! I used an old space heate ...
5-14-2020 at 07:56 PM
by: MoH
Oud Bending
I'm considering doing this for my oud, but first wanted to make sure I understood exactly how this w ...
5-7-2020 at 10:16 PM
by: MoH
Really need help picking strings
[rquote=118919&tid=18241&author=JassimbinMater]When did Aquila come out with the white/silve ...
3-24-2020 at 11:33 AM
by: MoH
Really need help picking strings
[rquote=118906&tid=18241&author=the_data_guy]
Looks like most stores don't have it either, ...
3-22-2020 at 05:13 PM
by: MoH
New Aquilla Supernylgut?
But jeez, 22 euros with 15 for shipping comes out to 37 euros for a set of strings. Hope some other ...
2-15-2020 at 02:26 PM
by: MoH
New Aquilla Supernylgut?
[rquote=118751&tid=18213&author=Brian Prunka]I just talked with Aquila, and yes, they have b ...
2-10-2020 at 01:09 PM
by: MoH
10 Ouds for Sale (Updated Feb., 2020)
Out of curiosity, why are some of these ouds tuned down so much? Sometimes 2 whole tones it seems. I ...
12-9-2019 at 09:45 PM
by: MoH
What is this descending tremolo technique?
Can someone explain what exactly is going on in these taqasim?

https://youtu.be/0ZJqwYMupaY?t=254 ...
12-7-2019 at 11:31 AM
by: MoH
Advice for String Manufacturers other than Pyramid or La Bella?
[rquote=118428&tid=18145&author=Brian Prunka]

The older 13o set with the wound third is n ...
10-26-2019 at 09:25 AM
by: MoH
Advice for String Manufacturers other than Pyramid or La Bella?
I have those Aquila strings with the brownish red 3rd course and I gotta say I don't like them. When ...
10-25-2019 at 09:08 PM
by: MoH
If the Oud is the "King of Arab Instruments", Why Do You Barely Hear it in "Typical" Arabic Music?
Interesting thoughts, Navid. I guess the same factors that draw us to the oud are also the ones whic ...
10-23-2019 at 08:16 AM
by: MoH
If the Oud is the "King of Arab Instruments", Why Do You Barely Hear it in "Typical" Arabic Music?
Hmm... I guess a comparison to the piano is good, but even then, you still hear the piano way more i ...
10-22-2019 at 04:21 PM
by: MoH
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