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Help with identification of luthier
The oud was made by the Egyptian oud and qanun maker Tharwat Saber.
11-13-2020 at 12:51 PM
by: al-Halabi
pieces for two ouds
"Oud" was published in Lebanon 1997. It's probably not easy to find a copy. Amazon lists the book as ...
10-31-2020 at 11:36 AM
by: al-Halabi
pieces for two ouds
Marcel Khalife has published a number of pieces for two ouds in the collection of his compositions t ...
10-28-2020 at 02:58 PM
by: al-Halabi
Lavta fret intonation ?
I attached a chart that includes the precise measurements for fretting a lavta with a scale length o ...
10-23-2020 at 07:38 AM
by: al-Halabi
Lavta fret intonation ?
What is the lavta's scale length and how many frets are on it?
10-22-2020 at 02:55 PM
by: al-Halabi
Is risha called mezrab in Persian?
Yes, they use the term mezrab or zakhmeh, not risha.
9-29-2020 at 01:55 PM
by: al-Halabi
Samai Ajam
In Ottoman Turkish Bey was spelled بك, and Arabic-speakers pronounced it based o ...
9-24-2020 at 12:52 PM
by: al-Halabi
Samai Ajam
I thought that Sami Bek could possibly be the violin virtuoso Sami al-Shawwa, who composed many piec ...
9-24-2020 at 06:00 AM
by: al-Halabi
Marcel KHALIFE
I happen to have an extra copy of the sheet music. It's actually a box set with separate scores for ...
9-12-2020 at 12:07 PM
by: al-Halabi
Muhayyer Kurdi
In addition to "perplexing" muhayyer can mean "astounding" or "amazing." It was perhaps that latter ...
7-1-2020 at 03:56 PM
by: al-Halabi
What maqam is this?
You are right, the first two measures display maqam Saba, with emphasis on its dominant third degree ...
3-23-2020 at 07:44 AM
by: al-Halabi
Tuning the F string differently for Rast or Bayati?
You presumably want this modulation, however brief, to have the distinct flavor of bayyati, so defin ...
1-26-2020 at 04:46 PM
by: al-Halabi
Question on the history of Oud strings
There is no reason to doubt that the medieval oud was fretted; the evidence on this is abundant and ...
1-12-2020 at 04:18 PM
by: al-Halabi
Question on the history of Oud strings
Medieval sources refer to two distinct types of fifth string that were added to the oud with four st ...
1-10-2020 at 04:23 PM
by: al-Halabi
Written Turkish notation
The book 'Makam and Beyond: A Progressive Approach to Near Eastern Music Theory' by Eric Ederer shou ...
10-25-2019 at 08:17 AM
by: al-Halabi
Traditional songs to learn?
Doubt about the pieces ascribed to al-Farabi is fully warranted; for various historical reasons they ...
10-21-2019 at 07:34 AM
by: al-Halabi
oud tecnique books or links
Try Saint Anthony Maronite Church in Glen Allen, Virginia. They had copies of Rouhana's method for s ...
10-7-2019 at 05:25 PM
by: al-Halabi
oud tecnique books or links
Daniele,

I think that the oud method of Charbel Rouhana (Maqam al-'Ud) might serve your needs wel ...
10-7-2019 at 12:40 PM
by: al-Halabi
F to f tuning
The diagram shows six double courses tuned F A D g c f, with a seventh single bass string tuned to C ...
9-27-2019 at 07:18 AM
by: al-Halabi
Segah / Sika questions...
"Min Kounouzina" (meaning "from our treasures") is the title of a large collection of notated muwash ...
9-23-2019 at 12:39 PM
by: al-Halabi
Translation
The first list is of the most famous oud makers of the Ottoman period, who are presented as the pred ...
8-22-2019 at 11:57 AM
by: al-Halabi
Oud maker in Morocco?
If Khalid Belhaiba is still making ouds I would recommend checking them out. I visited his workshop ...
8-22-2019 at 10:48 AM
by: al-Halabi
Goksel Baktagir
The piece Art is referring to is in Hicaz.
8-12-2019 at 12:46 PM
by: al-Halabi
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
Brian,

You are right, there are many things we donít know with exact precision about intonation ...
3-27-2019 at 06:04 PM
by: al-Halabi
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
There are documented clues to shifts that occurred in the intonation of Hijaz during the modern peri ...
3-27-2019 at 12:46 PM
by: al-Halabi
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