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Translation of Arabic "ferdash" = tremolo?
The term was used by my Arabic-speaking teachers from Yemen and Egypt. It indeed sounds like a loan ...
2-27-2020 at 08:33 AM
by: yozhik
Translation of Arabic "ferdash" = tremolo?
Some of my Arabic-speaking teachers have used the word "ferdash" (not sure exact spelling) to descri ...
2-22-2020 at 07:25 AM
by: yozhik
Music teachers in Sweden for Arabic instruments other than oud?
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how is the arabic tuning for violins (low to high)? ...
9-22-2019 at 05:35 AM
by: yozhik
Arabic violin - tunings & string types
A bit off topic for the oud forum, but I figure some people here might have some insight. I recently ...
9-22-2019 at 05:33 AM
by: yozhik
Music teachers in Sweden for Arabic instruments other than oud?
Thank you both for these leads. I saw that Ahmad Al-jawadi also played in a band called Sumer Group, ...
9-19-2019 at 08:31 AM
by: yozhik
Music teachers in Sweden for Arabic instruments other than oud?
I will be returning to Sweden soon and am wondering if anybody knows about any teachers there who te ...
5-8-2019 at 04:43 PM
by: yozhik
New detailed Encylopedia Britannica article on "Islamic Music"
Encylopedia Brittanica has recently published (January 2019) a new article on Islamic Arts which inc ...
5-8-2019 at 03:58 AM
by: yozhik
Iraqi tuning?
Thank you Brian. Your list is very helpful and I really appreciate it. I have listened quite a bit t ...
5-1-2019 at 05:36 PM
by: yozhik
Iraqi tuning?
I've been following this thread for the last week and have really appreciated the responses from Bri ...
4-28-2019 at 05:31 AM
by: yozhik
Do professional players really tune by ear? Many of my teachers don't
I wanted to follow up on Brian's last comment:


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I think you're basically right about mo ...
4-1-2019 at 06:00 PM
by: yozhik
Do professional players really tune by ear? Many of my teachers don't
Thank you all for your replies.

As expected, the overwhelming sentiment from people on this forum ...
4-1-2019 at 05:12 PM
by: yozhik
Do professional players really tune by ear? Many of my teachers don't
Thanks for your replies and yes I agree with your sentiments Chris and Jody.

I do not know your b ...
3-25-2019 at 05:15 PM
by: yozhik
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
And a follow-up question:

Who originally "decided" that Hijaz should use Jins Rast with a half-fl ...
3-25-2019 at 03:25 AM
by: yozhik
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
I have now learned the scale for Maqam Hijaz from 3 different teachers. Of course, the maqam is more ...
3-25-2019 at 03:01 AM
by: yozhik
Do professional players really tune by ear? Many of my teachers don't
When I first started playing oud I read through a lot of old forums posts about tuning by ear and ju ...
3-25-2019 at 02:31 AM
by: yozhik
My experience taking lessons with Zeynel Demirtaş in Istanbul
I recently took some lessons with Zeynel Demirtaş in Istanbul and he asked me to write a fe ...
3-3-2019 at 05:16 PM
by: yozhik
Any experience with luthier Epram Shokry's "Pharonic ouds"
A guy I know from a local music shop here in Cairo recommended I check out the ouds made by a new lu ...
3-3-2019 at 07:39 AM
by: yozhik
Any used ouds for sale in Cairo?
I will be in Cairo for a few more months and want to buy an oud here before I leave.

Before I ord ...
3-3-2019 at 06:21 AM
by: yozhik
Is there a Kurdish oud tradition?
I was in Kurdistan last year (Southern Kurdistan/Iraqi Kurdistan) and during my two weeks there I tr ...
12-16-2018 at 02:13 PM
by: yozhik
Turkish Oud Lessons via Skype
Great, thanks all of you for your feedback about Skype lessons (specifically with Zeynel). Based on ...
12-16-2018 at 01:16 PM
by: yozhik
Oud teachers in Cairo besides Naseer Shamma's Bait Al Oud/Arab Oud House
[rquote=116987&tid=17578&author=Jody Stecher]Do you really mean that your teacher is advisin ...
12-11-2018 at 11:43 PM
by: yozhik
Oud teachers in Cairo besides Naseer Shamma's Bait Al Oud/Arab Oud House
Here's a small update now that I've been in Cairo for a few months.

I asked around about teachers ...
12-11-2018 at 09:15 AM
by: yozhik
Turkish Oud Lessons via Skype
Thank you for posting this information. I will actually be in Istanbul next month so I contacted Zey ...
12-11-2018 at 08:29 AM
by: yozhik
Buying entry-level Turkish oud in Istanbul (for Arabic oud player)
Thank you for this information, I will check out all these options when I arrive in Istanbul next we ...
12-11-2018 at 02:48 AM
by: yozhik
Buying entry-level Turkish oud in Istanbul (for Arabic oud player)
I am a beginning oud player (I've studied Arabic oud for about a year in Europe and Egypt). I will b ...
12-10-2018 at 02:47 PM
by: yozhik
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