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[*] posted on 4-3-2006 at 08:11 PM


Samir,

I like your hijaz man ... sounded firey

Good on you mate.


Thanks to everyone for your kind words. Highly appreciated indeed.


So happy that people are back here to playing the oud.

I look forwards to hearing all members.




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[*] posted on 4-6-2006 at 08:52 AM


Still learning, guys, but here goes. The birds seemed to like it at least--that's the chirping you hear in the background.



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[*] posted on 4-6-2006 at 10:19 AM


Jonathan,

I won't fake it ... You do have what it takes to become a good oud player. You play music within your culture and that is great. I like your playing mate. ;)




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[*] posted on 4-6-2006 at 05:07 PM


Thanks, Emad. If I could play like you, I would be a happy man. I am OK when it comes to folk tunes and simple stuff like that, but when it comes to taksims. . . that's when I get into trouble. I run out of ideas, and they tend to get a bit boring. One day. . .
I appreciate the kind words.




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[*] posted on 4-6-2006 at 09:25 PM


Wow. Iam diggin it Jonathan I really liked it. Thanks for keeping your word and posting! you tha man! I love the sound of your oud. Wich oud did you use for the recording?
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[*] posted on 4-7-2006 at 12:39 AM


Thanks. I hope we keep these going, because it will sort of force me to study this stuff.
I used Jameel's first. Something about it--it's just easy to play. Not sure what it is--the shape of the neck, I guess. Just fits right. And the sound is crisp and clean, and has filled out a bit--a lot more midrange and bass. I really like it.




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[*] posted on 5-15-2006 at 10:19 PM


thats great hijaz, nahwand, kord, even a little siga, all more western friendly...let get into some true arabic music, true tarab..Rast, the esence of tarab. RAST.
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[*] posted on 5-16-2006 at 12:32 PM


Yallah Bina!
Lets go for some Rast. Who's in?
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[*] posted on 5-18-2006 at 05:43 PM
Rast


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Yallah Bina!
Lets go for some Rast. Who's in?



I am Glad you guys making this thread alive.

Here is my share ...

Sydney - Rast Taqseem

Special Thanks to Greg for his help in this track




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[*] posted on 5-18-2006 at 10:11 PM


Quote:
Originally posted by sydney
[I am Glad you guys making this thread alive.

Here is my share ...

Sydney - Rast Taqseem

Special Thanks to Greg for his help in this track


No thanks necessary my friend. Tell you what ... next time you make the music bed and I'll play the taqsim. But first you have to teach me to play like that :bowdown:

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[*] posted on 5-18-2006 at 10:48 PM


Lovely Emad...why haven't we featured you on the MP3 page yet? :rolleyes:



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[*] posted on 5-19-2006 at 06:17 AM


Mike, :wavey:

I am so thankfull for being a member in this great forums. I never dared to dream of anything better than this.

Your kind words mean a lot to me Mike. Thanks heaps.

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Hey Greg,

You know I'd share with you anything I know or have. Thanks for your kindness mate.




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[*] posted on 5-19-2006 at 06:36 AM


Very Nice, Emad.



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[*] posted on 5-22-2006 at 09:17 PM


sorry guys I was away for the long-weekend holiday of Queen Victoria. I just got back in time to listen to this wonderfull Rast taqasim.
Well Done Emad. Verry expressive playing indeed.
I loved it. Iam going to try and get something up.
Hopefully Jameel will join in too. :rolleyes:
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[*] posted on 5-22-2006 at 09:33 PM


Beautiful job Emad. Congrats brother.
Keep them coming.

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[*] posted on 5-23-2006 at 04:11 PM
Thank you fine people


As usual you are all too kind.

Thank you so much.

Please guys you too should join in. That is what makes it fun.




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[*] posted on 5-24-2006 at 01:44 PM


I feel a bit ridiculous following Emad. Here goes...

Rast Taqasim




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[*] posted on 5-24-2006 at 03:48 PM


Salem Edak Jameelo , Lovely feelings start to finish.

You play too Jameel your just being being humble my friend.

Thank you Jameel for your kindness - I do think highly of you too.



Hey guys please keep them comming.

Greg, Is'nt it time to play us something yet? Please




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[*] posted on 5-25-2006 at 12:41 PM
Azama ala Azama!


Man, I have to say, you all just keep amazing me. I have a folder on my home computer that has a collection of all the files that various forum players have posted throughout the last few years, and it's nice to go back and listen sometimes to how great some of you guys are, and how rapidly some of the players have progressed.

From Mike's page on Farid...

"So, if I want to talk about Farid el-Atrache, I would present his songs, his compositions, and his music. That will speak for Farid el-Atrache."

Sometimes, we get so caught up in discussions and debates (...sometimes, arguments), and we forget that what speaks for us, as for Farid el-Atrache, is the music.

I've learned much about Jameel, for example, from the taqsims he's posted throughout the years. Yes, I read of you (Jameel) as the oud maker (and what an oud maker at that!), and I hear of who you are as a person through your playing. Quite the taqsim, my friend. You never fail to amaze me. I must say, I like that introduction at 0:33 - 0:47. I went back to listen to it as I'm typing this, and if I wasn't sitting in a computer lab right now, I'd shout Allah aleik! 3:15 - 3:22, nice tribute. ;)

Emad, I really like that move at 0:21, where you repeat the notes. Very dramatic and thoughtful. You're quite the player, and each time I hear something new from you, I remember why I felt that urge once-upon-a-time to make that page for you, which you've so gratefully mentioned so often, and though I haven't been there to say "don't mention it" every time, I wish to say so now, as well as "you're most deservent of that and more." By the way, 4:00 - 4:10, nice tribute as well. ;)

Jonathan... I don't know what to say for you. The only thing greater than hearing you play is watching you play. The feeling becomes visible. You, no doubt, have a huge amount of feeling in you as evidenced in that bass hit at 0:49. Keep up the great work, my friend, and I hope to see you (and hear) you soon.

I apologize if I didn't get to the other players, though I undoubtedly will in time. I want to write personalized ones for each of you, but as I was typing, only the posts on this page appeared. I will get back to the first page soon. Adnan, Samir, and Lee, I will get to it.

And just a general comment for you, Samir, as I think you post more consistently in terms of sound files than the rest of us... I've heard you since you began to play and I hear you now. My goodness man, what progress. Hats off to you.

Everyone, keep up the great work! You're all quite inspiring to me. I am humbled by you.

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[*] posted on 5-25-2006 at 06:11 PM


So... to continue from the previous post...

Samir, I was just listening to that Hijaz one posted above. I like the section from 1:14 to 1:16, very soulful. I wish we could hear more of the 2:03-2:07 section. Seems like you got an idea... no, a feeling, and that was quite the feeling. Please elaborate. :D

Lee... what can I say, man. 0:17... what a move! I've listened now to it maybe 6 or 7 times, and I hear new expression in it every time. You're something else, my friend. Your feelings of expression are only paralleled by the (unparalleled) love for the music that I've seen from you.

Revaldo... I have another file of you playing some "noodling" around on the oud. And now I hear this stuff from you. I think everyone will agree here that you've been practicing a great deal (inti bet zaker men warana wala eih??)... and it's paid off. Continue down this road, and you'll just keep surprising us every time.

I wish I had more words to say what I wish about you all and your music. Maybe... thank you.

TP21

P.S. I hope I don't come off as a judge (or a jerk, for that matter) by stating what I've said above. I just enjoy listening to you all!




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[*] posted on 5-26-2006 at 01:38 PM


Hey TP it goes without saying that your missed around here espcialy for you playing. Thanks for the kind words towards me. I tried taking your advice of going further in the modulations for this taqasim I tried doing just that. You got me looking forward to hearing your post.!!

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http://137.122.145.36/~n2955154/Rast%20Taqasim.mp3

BTW: JAMEELO!! thats what Iam talking about! your Rast was really nice.
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[*] posted on 5-26-2006 at 02:41 PM


Tp.

I'm speechless. You poured your heart into that reply. We owe you




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[*] posted on 5-26-2006 at 03:37 PM
You are not wrong there Jameel


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Tp.

I'm speechless. You poured your heart into that reply. We owe you


Thank you Peter - Kind as usual. we're waiting for your share too.


Samir .. oh .. Samir,

how great your playing is? You must have been practicing day and night. Lovely indeed.


The number of members is not complete yet... Com'on oud loverssssssssss




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[*] posted on 5-26-2006 at 04:09 PM


Ya 3een Ya 3een.

Man what can I say, for some reason I haven't clicked on this thread for a long time.
3emaad as I've always said, you're playing has that beautiful authentic arabic sound that I've been trying to accomplish for since the day I picked up the oud. btw, how do you get that cool background music? I use audacity to record (its free so its very limited)

Jameel, I have to agree with Sydney, you are much too humble. That was a graeat recoring. Are you using the Nahat replica that you built a few months back? That oud sounds killer. You can praise others all you want but a man who can build such an amazing oud and play it so beautifuly is at the top of the oud hierarchy (kind of a funny concept),

Sameer, man in a few years you're going to sound like sunbati or qasabji! I'm so shocked at how much you've improved on this recording. You usually sound better everytime you post but this by far out does all the others. Keep at it man.

TP, what can I say? I didn't even remember that recording until you brought it up. You really blew us all away with those videos mike posted on the mp3 page. You've only been playing for like 3 years right?

I will post a recording later on tonight. I put new pyramid strings on my shehata last night and it sounds like a tin drum. hopefully I can fix it a little before posting.
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[*] posted on 5-26-2006 at 05:02 PM


Jameel's is 100% right we owe you TP bigtime. You really put the life in the forrums. This thread is going to be amazing. I can see it play out.
Thank you Emad... you gave me a lot of advice and Iam trying to follow them. I greatly apreciate what you did for me.
Adnan your too much buddy!! I cant wait to hear you play even with new strings your going to sound killer. Actualy I didnt think too highly of this new post of mine but I'll take the compliment. ;)
And your soo right about the TP videos... they were off the hook.
Keep this going people..
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