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.

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.