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Oud Lessons in Montreal - Leçon de Oud
You may now book an appointment for an Oud lesson with Wassim directly from this website, either for an online lesson via Skype or an in-person lesson in his studio in Montreal.

2 steps to follow:

1- Go to the Oud Lessons page and purchase the package that works for you, and complete the transaction.

2- Come back to the Oud Lessons page and use the Calendar to schedule and book your appointment for the Oud lesson(s).

You may contact Wassim anytime for more details and/or to schedule the appointment over the phone, using the Contact page.

 

 

Oud exercise on Maqam Bayati by Wassim Njeim – تمرين عود على مقام البياتي – Leçon de Oud

Oud exercise on Maqam Bayati – تمرين عود على مقام البياتي
Transcribed from George Farah’s Oud method book and performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim.

Tempo = 82bpm
Tuning used on Oud: CFADGC
Fingering and risha directions are shown in the video.

It’s very important for beginners to stick to the risha directions shown in these exercises.

Online Oud lessons via Skype – Cours de Oud en ligne via Skype

Online Oud lessons with Wassim Njeim via Skype or Whatsapp - Leçon de Oud via Skype

A part les cours privés en personne, Wassim Njeim vous offre maintenant des cours de Oud en ligne via Skype, Whatsapp ou autres applications de conférence vidéo.

Besides the private lessons, Wassim Njeim is now offering Online Oud lessons via Skype, Whatsapp (video) or any other app that allows video conference.  Wherever you are around the world, you can now learn Oud from your own home!

تدريس آلة العود عبر سكايب ( أو واتساب أو مسنجر) إلى مختلف أرجاء العالم

Oud exercise on maqam FarahFaza – تمرين عود على مقام فرحفزا

Oud exercise on Maqam Farahfaza (similar to G minor) taken from George Farah’s book for Oud. Transcribed and performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim.

تمرين عود على مقام فرحفزا

Tempo: 72bpm
Upstrokes and Downstrokes shown, as well as the fingering numbers on the neck.

 

Oud exercise on Triplets – تمرين عود على التريولة (Triolet)

Oud (‘Ud) exercise on triplets taken from George Farah’s book for Oud. This exercise is not for absolute beginners.

Transcribed and performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim.
درس عود
تمرين عود على التريولة (Triolet)

Tempo: 66bpm
Upstrokes and Downstrokes shown, as well as the fingering numbers on the neck.

Learn Oud. Visit us at wassim.net for information on Oud lessons in Montreal

Appeared on TV

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 – تمرين عود على مقام نهوند

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

تمرين عود على مقام عجم عشيران – Oud Exercise on Maqam Ajam Ushayran

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.

How to play Zuruni on Oud – كيف تعزف أغنية زوروني كل سنة مرة على العود

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

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هذا تمرين مبسّط للمبتدئين
تمرين للريشة المقلوبة على آلة العود
تعلم عزف أغنية زوروني كل سنة مرة على العود

 

Asturias (Leyenda) on Oud

Asturias (Leyenda) of Isaac Albéniz on Oud by me.

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.

 

Singing Quizás, Quizás, Quizás with my daughter

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 – Christmas song – ولد المسيح

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.