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.

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.

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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.