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
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.
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.