How to NEVER make a mistake when you play taqsim

How to never make a mistake when playing taqsim

Playing a taqsim can be intimidating.   …especially when your teacher or musically-versed audience is watching you intently.   In this video, you’ll find out how to NEVER make a mistake when you play taqsim.   Click here to check out Step by Step Taqasim!     How to NEVER make a mistake when you play taqsim   In 2016, I went to the Arabic music retreat and was put…

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Sultan of Soundboards – The Oudman Najib Shaheen

  I attended the 2016 Arabic Music Retreat hosted by Simon Shaheen, and I had a great time. It was a great experience to spend a whole week with some of the greatest Arabic musicians. The first character I met when I arrived there was Najib Shaheen, Simon Shaheen’s older brother. I like to call him Sultan-a-Soundboard… Because it seemed like every other Oud player at the retreat was playing…

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Godin MultiOud Free Email Course

MultiOud players always face the same problem… They can’t seem to get that fat, round, deep, boomy Arabic Oud sound on their MultiOuds. I’ve created this FREE email course where you will learn some of the secrets I’ve learned to create an authentic Arabic Oud sound on the MultiOud. Over four days you will receive content that will cover… Lesson 1 – Day 1: Up and Running with the MultiOud…

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What MultiOud should I buy… Ambiance, Encore, or Inuk?

  A lot of people ask me, “What MultiOud should I buy? I see the MultiOud Encore is cheaper than the Ambiance, what’s the difference?” These are really, really good questions. I have all the answers for you right here in this video. Not only that, I have another free giveaway. It will fill you with all kinds of inspiration. Sign up to get my list of top recommended Godin…

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Finally! Deep Arabic Oud sound on Godin MultiOud

A lot of people agree that it’s difficult to get a good, deep, boomy, authentic Arabic Oud sound on the MultiOud. I used to think the same thing. I used to think that the MultiOud is just good for Turkish music and Turkish Oud style. A friend once played a gig with an Oud player who only plays the MultiOud and commented, “He’s a good player, but the sound of…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Holding the Oud and Risha

  The Oud is the most awkward instrument to hold. It looks easy, because it looks like the same way you would hold a guitar…   But you can’t hold it quite the same way as a Guitar…   There are two ways to solve the Oud holding problem.   Use a foot stool The foot stool will save you from unnecessary pain and discomfort. They carry them at any…

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Buy an Oud Online

    It was 1997 and I was about 13 when I first fell in love with the Oud.   At that time, the internet was still a baby, we didn’t even have internet access at the time. The only recording I had of the Oud was a short clip from Microsoft Encarta 97’ that came with the PC my family bought that year.   In 1998, I had the…

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You CAN Play Rock Music on the Oud – Purple Haze Oud Cover

  Can you play Rock music on the Oud? Hell yes! And why not? I’ve decided to test the limits of the Oud’s ability to play different types of music, and I’ve decided to try my hand at Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze, because why not? No one has done it before! It’s time to expand the repertoire of the Oud. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix was practically a…

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The Amazing SlowDowner

    Remember my posts on Farid Al Atrash Taqsim Al Rabeea? How did I learn some intricate parts of his taqsim, especially the really fast parts? I used an Oud learning tool called the Amazing SlowDowner. It’s a nice little app I downloaded to my phone. It’s great for practicing songs, transcribing them, and learning them by ear. One of the problems Oud players often have is tuning our…

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