Learn how to play the Oud

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Learn to play the Oud

Anyone can learn to play the oud. In fact, if you can play the guitar, learning to play the oud is just a few lessons away!

Lessons include:

* Oud History
* Tuning the Oud
* Basic Notation
* How to Play Notes on the Oud
* Arabic Music and the Music Scale
* How to Play Practice Exercises
* How to Play Songs

- Practice with the 5 Oud strings: 1) Yakah 2) Oushayran 3) Doukah 4) Nawa and 5) Kourdan
- How to use the the reashah (pick) to play tones and notes
- Notes for the Arabic music scales or maqams including: the Nahawand scale, the Bayat scale, the Hijaz scale, the Rast scale,the Kurd scale, the Ajam scale and others
- Note Exercises
- Practice Songs

I am an experienced oud player, very patient and friendly! With the ability of using different methods to stimulate interest and learning, I will help you get familiar with quarter tones and discover Arabic modes and Arabic/north African rhythms.
Individual lessons are given in English. Students will have a folder with explained modes or maqams,theory and audio recordings from each session.
I am based in the Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia area.

  • I teach from home (or a fixed venue)
  • I travel to students

Mornings, Daytime, Evenings, Week days, Weekends

HOW LONG: 1 Hours

LEVEL: Beginner

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