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School of Oud

By Mavrothi Kontanis

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Oud - Beginning
Composed by Mavrothi Kontanis. Perfect binding. School of. Book and online audio. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21910).

Item Number: MB.21910

ISBN 9780786682959. 8.5 x 11 inches.

This method and its accompanying recording are for the beginning and intermediate oud student interested in gaining a stronger understanding of makam theory and practice on the oud, while also providing advice and exercises useful for improving overall playing technique. Three beautiful and commonly heard makams are presented, specifically Rast, Mahur and Nikriz. The unique characteristics of each of these makams are described and illustrated in detail through exercises, etudes and traditional repertoire, using a wide variety of rhythms and compositional forms, and paired with audio recordings to guide you in your practice.

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