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Hijaz vs Phrygian
Hello all,

I've been listening to a superb piece played by Maria Magdalena Wiesmaier (cello) and ...
10-5-2017 at 02:49 AM
by: oudalally
Advice on first Oud
Syrian ouds sound really quite superb on the whole, with a very clean tone, however I would be mindf ...
10-4-2017 at 01:31 AM
by: oudalally
1950 lebanese Oud
That is simply stunning!

My challenge is to see if you can play it without smiling....
I cartai ...
10-28-2016 at 09:59 AM
by: oudalally
So Beautiful!
That is utterly spectacular!!!
Those runs are blisteringly quick, slightly reminiscent of Paco Peń ...
10-28-2016 at 09:51 AM
by: oudalally
Advice for reaming peg box
Thanks Samir, that's a really concise guide.

I shall have a look on youtube now and see about ord ...
7-10-2014 at 05:54 AM
by: oudalally
Tuning advice for Turkish oud
Thanks Brian, I did have the bottom string tuned to C# when I first got the oud, but as with my guit ...
7-10-2014 at 05:16 AM
by: oudalally
Advice for reaming peg box
Hello All,

I'm very keen to replace the somewhat absorbant olive wood pegs on my Turkish oud, but ...
7-10-2014 at 05:08 AM
by: oudalally
Pegs are hard to turn
When I initially bought my turkish oud, the pegs were almost seized solid.

They're fairly cheap o ...
7-10-2014 at 05:02 AM
by: oudalally
Holes In the Top for Hiding String Ends
I can't comment on this practice on the oud, but certainly with guitar, I'm very wary about reusing ...
7-10-2014 at 04:53 AM
by: oudalally
Tuning advice for Turkish oud
Hello All.

It's been a few weeks since I was last here, but I'm glad to say that the oud has cert ...
7-10-2014 at 04:37 AM
by: oudalally
Which oil for spruce top on Turkish oud?
Thankyou too all of you!!

I've avoided making a potentially terrible mistake!!!
I shall leave it ...
2-15-2014 at 03:59 AM
by: oudalally
Which oil for spruce top on Turkish oud?
..ok

Can you expand a little?
Is that a no to treating it at all, or no to teak oil?
2-10-2014 at 07:33 AM
by: oudalally
I'm so excited about cow horn Risha
My buffalo horn risha arrived this morning.
Once I get some more work out of the way, I'm having an ...
2-10-2014 at 06:48 AM
by: oudalally
Which oil for spruce top on Turkish oud?
Hello All.

I've been pondering for a few days whether it's worth oiling the top on my cheap and c ...
2-10-2014 at 06:47 AM
by: oudalally
Can anybody help me identify this oud?
I've never understood shampoo at all if I'm honest. I'm sure I've talked about it in the past but fo ...
2-5-2014 at 03:13 PM
by: oudalally
Body cracks and humidity
[rquote=99414&tid=14631&author=Lysander]Are you sure you need a humidifier, or do you need a ...
2-5-2014 at 01:23 PM
by: oudalally
Body cracks and humidity
Hello All.

After having a proper look around my first oud, I've noticed a crack in the surface ne ...
2-5-2014 at 06:05 AM
by: oudalally
Can anybody help me identify this oud?
Hi Samir.

I was beginning to suspect it was a "cheap and cheerful" one, which doesn't bother me ...
2-5-2014 at 05:47 AM
by: oudalally
New UK member
Thanks for the welcome chaps.

Fadel, the Saad Mahmood Jawad videos on your youtube page are brill ...
2-5-2014 at 04:36 AM
by: oudalally
next oud: African Mahogany oud
@SamirCanada - That is looking rather beautiful! I do love the grain in the mahogany!
2-5-2014 at 04:31 AM
by: oudalally
Can anybody help me identify this oud?
Hi Alfaraby, thanks for a quick reply.

I'm afraid I can't see a label on there at all, either on ...
2-5-2014 at 04:25 AM
by: oudalally
New UK member
Hello there!

Another new member here, and also from the Uk.
I've just bought my first oud at the ...
2-4-2014 at 04:20 PM
by: oudalally
Can anybody help me identify this oud?
Greetings all.

I'm very much hoping that some experienced oud players will be able to help me in ...
2-4-2014 at 04:20 PM
by: oudalally

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