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Hal Leonard Oud Method

By John Bilezikjian

Hal Leonard Oud Method for Oud. Instructional. Softcover with CD. 40 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695836).

ISBN 0634077864. 9x12 inches.

The purpose of this book and its accompanying CD is to give the student not only a method from which to learn the oud, but also an overview of the history, folklore and origins of this beloved ancient stringed instrument. This book teaches the fundamentals of standard Western music notation in the context of oud playing, and serves as an introduction for absolute beginners as well as those experienced on other instruments. The book covers: types of ouds, tuning the oud, playing position, how to string the oud, music notation, scales, chords, arpeggios, tremolo technique, studies and exercises, songs and rhythms from Armenia and the Middle East, and a CD with 25 tracks for demonstration and play along.

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  • March 12, 2008 Useless

    This method teaches you how to read music, it's for beginners. You don't need to have any musical knowledge to begin with that. But if you're still a musician, it won't help you. It doesn't teach how to play oud, and there's just a...

    few of arabic music basics, not even as much as if you search "arabic music theory" on the web.

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