Je suis passé à la télé sur VrakTV en mois de décembre en tant qu’Oudiste/Musicien Arabe dans le cadre de la campagne “Vivre Ensemble” du Ministère de l’Immigration du Québec qui vise à faire découvrir aux adolescents les différentes cultures qui existent au Québec.
I appeared on TV (on VRAKTV) in December as an Oud player in a show that is part of the campaign “Vivre Ensemble” of the Ministry of Immigration of Quebec which aims to introduce young adults to the different cultures that exist in the province of Quebec.
Oud exercise on Maqam Nahawand (C Minor) taken from George Farah’s book for Oud. Transcribed and performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim. تمرين عود على مقام نهوند Tempo: 86bpm Upstrokes and Downstrokes shown, as well as the fingering numbers on the neck.
Exercice de Oud sur maqam Nahawand (Do Mineur). Nous offrons des leçons de Oud à Montréal
Oud Exercise on Maqam Ajam Ushayran. This is an exercise on Maqam Ajam Ushayran (Also called Asheeran or B flat Major) transcribed from George Farah’s first book for Oud. Transcribed and performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim. Tempo is 92bpm Fingering and Risha direction are shown.
Un exercice de Oud sur maqam Ajam Oushayran. Nous offrons des cours de Oud à Montréal.
Our cover of “Love Me Do” by the Beatles This song was the Beatles’ first hit ever, in 1962. The tremolo on the Oud is meant to replicate, as much as possible, the tremolo of John Lennon’s harmonica. I hope you like it.
Home recording of myself and my daughter singing The Beatles’ song “With A Little Help From My Friends” that was initially performed by Ringo Starr. We slowed it down a little bit. I also had to switch roles in some of the verses in order to accommodate the vocal ranges of each of us.
Here’s a tutorial on how to play “Zuruni kulli Sana Marra” on Oud with instructions for inverted Risha technique (Risha Maqlouba). This is a simplified version of the song which is meant as a tutorial for Oud students.
It includes the sheet music of the song itself.
Music by Sayyid Darwish
Performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim
هذا تمرين مبسّط للمبتدئين
تمرين للريشة المقلوبة على آلة العود
تعلم عزف أغنية زوروني كل سنة مرة على العود
Asturias is a very famous flamenco piece which was originally composed for Piano then later transcribed for Guitar.
Here I play it based on Farid El Atrache’s version on Oud. Farid, who himself was and still is a source of inspiration for many Oud players, adapted Asturias to the Oud and made it famous in the Arab world back in the 50’s.
Rendition of Farid El Atrache’s Al Rabih by Wassim Njeim on Oud and Ukulele.
This is a multitrack recording where every instrument is performed and recorded separately. Instruments used are Ukulele, Oud, Keyboard (for Rhythm and Chords).
A home recording of Quizás with my 6 year-old daughter.
Quizás is an old cuban song by Osvaldo Farrés and initially performed by Bobby Capó.
The english version is Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps.
Andrea Bocelli recorded his cover of this song with Jennifer Lopez in 2013. We’re inspired by that version of the song. We’re singing it on the same scale as Bocelli (E minor) even though in the video it shows I’m playing it on D minor (It was actually transposed on the keyboard)
Woulida Al Masi7 is a Christmas song in Arabic/Lebanese which basically means “Christ is born”. A very simple song on minor scale that changes from A minor to D minor. It was initially performed by the Lebanese female singer Majida Al Roumi.
This is a home recording that I’ve done with my 7 year-old daughter. It’s a multitrack recording in which every instrument, voice and sound was recorded separately. The instruments used were Strings (on Keyboard), Arabic Oud, Fox rhythm, among others. I also recorded the hands clapping part separately.