Here are a few essential, fun and effective Oud exercises that are perfect for warming up your fingers or learning the fundamental basics of the Oud, and advancing your technique.
I wrote these for a student who needed to work on some specific things to improve their Oud playing.
This exercise is really important for anyone who wants to play fast. It helps develop playing up strokes when changing strings. After you get good at this exercise, try exercise 2. The rhythm is 4/4.
This exercise will help develop playing high on the finger board and stretching your fingers. It also uses the technique of playing up strokes when changing strings. Don’t try and play it too fast.
This exercise helps you with bass note jumping. Try this exercise in ascending fashion and then try it backwards.
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