I've recently bought an Arabic Oud and started studying how to play it (it's a very fun instrument to play). One thing I don't understand, though, is why I have not seen anyone using the lowest pitch ...
How many strings do various types of ouds (Arab, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Greek, Persia, etc.) have and how are they usually tuned (with pitch reference or not) to what absolute or relative pitches?
How does one learn to play various non-Western scales on the oud? Are there instructions with diagrams showing notes as positions on the neck of the instrument? Book, videos, etc.?
I'm a clawhammer banjo player interested in learning the oud. I have the following general questions: How difficult is the oud relative to the banjo (i.e., has anyone else made this switch)? What ...
I just bought a 12 string oud/lute from Egypt, and I'm having some problems with its tuning. Sometimes when I twist the machine heads to get in tuning, it releases suddenly and drops the tuning all ...
I wonder if zenne oud (a smaller version of the regular instrument) is better for the starters in terms of ease of learning.