Oud exercise for triplets on maqam Bayati. Written and prepared by Wassim Njeim. Exercice de triolet sur maqam bayati. Triplets (or Triolet in french – pronounced the same in Arabic) are usually played in the risha sequence of “Down Up Down”. تمرين عود على الثلثيات ومقام البياتي Tempo 110 bpm
Christmas song “Deck The Halls” sang by my kids, with myself on the Oud.
The title of this song translates “The gates of peace”. It’s a song about yearning for peace, composed and performed by the late Lebanese singer Wadih El-Safi. It pretty much describes the situation that some countries in the Middle East have been in for so many years. Translation: My homeland is suffering, pity. It has had enough. We’ve had enough of tragedies, promises and talks. Pupils at school, the churches bells, the soldier and the knight, and the sound of the mosque prayers All are praying for peace to come. My father told me a story about his old dream He said the relief is coming soon from God And now I am the age of my father Oh poor me, I still have hope inside me I live in the dreams And my life is still waiting at the gates of peace. WASSIMUSIC www.wassim.net
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.
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
Upstrokes and Downstrokes shown, as well as the fingering numbers on the neck.
Experimenting with Blackbird of Paul McCartney (credited Lennon-McCartney) on Oud, with the help of my daughter. The idea of this experiment was to try and adapt most of the guitar chords on the Oud.