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The Ultimate Oud Buyers’ Guide

Everything about buying Ouds.


Free Oud Lessons – Learn Songs, Oud Techniques, and Tricks

Clear and concise Oud lessons that will help you become a pro.


Learn Maqamat 

Like theory? Want to learn a new maqam? This is for you.


Oud the Instrument and Gear

Learn how to tune your Oud, and take care of it.


The Library – A Collection of Insights, Inspiration, and Wisdom


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A detailed and thorough website that offers in-depth analysis of maqamat, their relationships, and melodic nuances and developments within the frame work of well-known Arabic songs and tunes. It also features a forum.